Hatred – 20 Minutes of Gameplay of the Controversial Unreal Engine 4 Title

Posted May 30, 2015
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Gamespot got a chance to test out Hatred, the first Adults Only title in Steam’s history.

Confirmed adults Danny and Andy play the first couple of levels of the upcoming Hatred, rated Adults Only by the ESRB

 

Destructive Creations have recently announced that their controversial shooter Hatred is set for a June 1st release.

“Fun fact is that we wanted to release it on May 19th, but our team will be occupied with playing The Witcher 3 at the time. :D”

Destructive Creations business developer, Przemysław Szczepaniak, talks about the controversial nature of Hatred, and whether it was intended from the start:

From the start, the idea of Hatred was supposed to be like it is now. I mean, we somehow knew that the media and some people would find it disturbing and shocking, but we also felt that gamers need something like Hatred, because the market is filled with too many sterile and far too polite games. A little bit of dirt and murky atmosphere never hurt anyone. As you have seen lately, gamers have rushed into support this project, with amazing numbers of Greenlight votes. So if there is a need for such games, we feel that we did the game concept well.

The developer described Hatred as a reaction to video game aesthetic trends such as political correctness, politeness, vivid color, and games as art. Its October 2014 announcement trailer was characterized as “controversial” by multiple video game bloggers. The game was shortly removed by the Valve service Steam Greenlight due to its violent content but was later brought back with a personal apology from Gabe Newell. It was then successfully greenlit on December 29, 2014.

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Hatred is using the Unreal Engine 4, and it will be available on June 1 2015 for PC.  Other notable Unreal Engine 4 projects include the gorgeous Absention, a new survival horror title inspired by true survival horror greats such as Resident Evil, Eternal Darkness and Silent Hill so fans can expect a mixture of mental challenge, intense gameplay, and immersive environments.

Ad Infinitum is a first-person survival horror adventure set in a surreal world during WWI. It is built on the Unreal Engine 4 and is currently under development for the PC.

Downward is a beautiful first person parkour based, scenery open-world adventure set during the Middle Ages, after that the events depicted in the Book of Revelation of St. John took their course. ARK: Survival Evolved, is a multiplayer first person survival game coming to Early Access in June 2015, with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions planned for 2016.

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