Destructive Creations game Hatred, which was removed from Steam Greenlight yesterday, has been returned to the platform and the developer has posted an email from Gabe Newell.
The game was originally removed from Greenlight yesterday after receiving 13,148 votes in a short time and even ending up at number 7 in the Greenlight charts.
“We wanted you guys to know that based on what we see on Greenlight we would not publish Hatred on Steam,” Valve told Destructive Creations at the time. “As such we’ll be taking it down.”
Destructive Creations stated that the removal from Greenlight wouldn’t impact the game’s development. “The game is still to be released in Q2 2015 as planned.”
Today, Destructive Creations posted an email on its Facebook page that it received from Gabe Newell, stating that the game would be returned to Steam. “Yesterday I heard that we were taking Hatred down from Greenlight,” the email from Newell reads. “Since I wasn’t up to speed, I asked around internally to find out why we had done that. lt 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, Gabe.”