You guys have probably heard of Hatred, the game that centres around mass murder in an isometric view. Upon launching the game’s trailer, the developer, Destructive Creations, became an instant talking point, with many throwing up their arms demanding that the game be cancelled.
The game is still in development but it won’t be coming to Steam. The title tried to get on to the service via the Greenlight system. However, once this hit the news, Valve was quick to shut it down and ensure that the game wouldn’t land on Steam.
“Based on what we’ve seen on Greenlight we would not publish Hatred on Steam. As such we’ll be taking it down,” Valve’s Doug Lombardi told Eurogamer.
This is an interesting development as recently, Valve has been largely uninterested in curating its platform, allowing publishers to dump mass amounts of old titles on to Steam all at once.
Additionally, games like Postal are readily available on Valve’s platform, which also allow to commit numerous crimes and kill people en mass in numerous ways.
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KitGuru Says: Following the initial controversy, it isn’t surprising that Valve was quick to remove Hatred from Steam Greenlight, gaming sites would likely cause no end of uproar if the title had been allowed to stay. What do you guys think of this? Was Valve right to do this?