You might not know this, but Hatred (the shooter video game which was pulled from Steam Greenlight yesterday) is actually massively popular already. After reaching #7 in the Top 100 of Steam Greenlight products, it quickly was removed by Valve. Gabe Newell himself has issued a statement on what happened next:
“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.
Here’s what the devs behind the title had to say about it:
“Steam Greenlight campaign for Hatred was shut down after only 11 hours since launch, even though the game was then no #7 among all Steam Greenlight games with over 23,000 up votes. Destructive Creations team received a rather laconic information from Valve about the reasons behind the game removal but accepted it for what it was and thought that pretty much ends the whole story.
Until today when Gabe Newell himself e-mailed Destructive Creations Creative Director Jarosław Zieliński apologizing for the whole thing and bringing back the game to public voting on Steam Greenlight.”Follow RealGamerNewz: YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | RSS