Hatred is Back on Steam; Newell Apologizes

The controversial “mass-murder simulator” (as it’s critics are referring to it) Hatred is back up on Steam following an apology from Valve head Gabe Newell to the game’s development studio, Destructive Creations.

Just yesterday, Valve made the controversial decision to pull Hatred from it’s Steam Greenlight program. Revealed in our interview yesterday, Jarosław Zieliński, CEO of Destructive Creations, claimed he was baffled as to why his game had been removed from Steam, stating:

We really would like to know that too. Maybe Hatred is more suggestive than Postal? Maybe because Manhunt is about killing bad guys only? But technically – violence is the same.

Valve founder and president, Gabe Newell posted an apology on Destructive Creations’s Facebook page.

Hi, Jaroslaw.

Yesterday I heard that we were taking Hatred down from Greenlight. Since I wasn’t up to speed, I asked around internally to find out why we had done that. It turns out that it wasn’t a good decision, and we’ll be putting Hatred back up. My apologies to you and your team. Steam is about creating tools for content creators and customers.

Good luck with your game.

Tyler Nope

Tyler lives in the Portland, OR area with his wife and cat. He loves pizza, comic books, and video games.

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