Hatred, an action game about a psychotic killer that murders people for the sake of it, has been removed from Steam Greenlight. The game features a top down view that is accented with a noir colour scheme, the game changes perspectives to a 3rd person view when the player attempts to execute civilians in gruesome fashion.
Valve’s Vice President of Marketing, Doug Lombardi, told Eurogamer that the reason the game was removed from Steam Greenlight based on the feedback and reaction from the community. In response to Hatred’s removal from Steam Greenlight, the game’s developer, Destructive Creations, said that despite the game’s removal from the platform, development of the game will not be hindered and the developers are steadfast on producing the game exactly as they had envisioned to. Destrucive Creations also said that the game is still on track for release during the second quarter of 2015.
The developers added that they respected Valve’s decision for removing the game from Steam Greenlight even though games such as Manhunt and Postal, games that are infamous for showcasing over-the-top violence in the form of murdering innocent bystanders, are still available on Steam.
After being published on Steam Greenlight for two hours, the game already saw 13,100 “yes” votes before being taken down. Although this didn’t necessarily guarantee that the game would be released on Steam eventually, it goes to show just how many gamers are for violent and gruesome games such as Hatred.