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Gabe Newell Apologizes for Removing Hatred From Steam Greenlight
Only couple of hours ago, we reported on an interesting turn of events when the vile mass murdering game Hatred was once taken off of Steam Greenlight and then added back again after a day of absence.
Things got better and the developers of the game received an official apology.
In a very gentlemanly fashion, the cofounder and managing director of Valve Corporation, Gabe Newell sent out an email addressed to Jaroslaw Zieliński the chief executive officer of Destructive Creations, the studio behind Hatred.
In the email, Gabe explained how he wasn’t “up to speed” when he first heard of the game being removed and how he figured out after asking around that their reason for removal of the game wasn’t a really good one.
He also clearly apologized to the developer for the trouble it caused:
“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.”
Those of you who don’t know much about the game, we suggest you try out this link and see what you make of the first trailer that Destructive Creations had shared with us.
Do come back and tell us if you would be interesting in playing the role of a suicidal mass murderer who kills innocents mercilessly and for no reason at all.