Earlier this month we reported that the arcade-action shooter Hatred, was pulled from the GreenLight program by Valve. What we forgot to report on was that days later Hatred was put back on to Steam. The co-founder of Valve, Gabe Newell apologized to the Hatred developers, Destructive Creators, and sent them the following email;
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.”
Almost two weeks after being restored, Hatred has now been greenlit by the Steam community. It received over 105k Yes votes to 17k No votes. The statistics are summed up below.
It is surprising to see a game which garnered so much controversy get greenlit so quickly. Maybe it was the huge influx of Steam users or maybe gamers are finally mature enough to handle such a game. Regardless of it the reasons, Hatred will be available to purchase via Steam come Q2 2015 and be sure to look out for the review around the same time.