is an upcoming shooter video game scheduled for release in 2015 on Microsoft Windows. An intentionally controversial dual-joystick shooter from Polish developer,... read more
is an upcoming shooter video game scheduled for release in 2015 on Microsoft Windows. An intentionally controversial dual-joystick shooter from Polish developer, Destructive Creations.
The player-character is a mass-killing villain who hates humanity and begins a "genocidal crusade" to kill innocent civilians and police officers. The developer described Hatred's theme as a reaction to trends in game development such as political correctness, politeness, vivid color, and games as art. The game's October 2014 announcement trailer was characterized as "controversial" by multiple video game journalists.
In Hatred, a shooter video game presented in isometric perspective, the player-character is a mass-killing villain who hates humanity and begins a "genocidal crusade" to kill innocent civilians and police officers. He can use these individuals as human shields.
Hatred is the first game by Destructive Creations, a video game developer based in Gliwice, Poland. Most of their staff formerly worked at another Polish developer, The Farm 51.
Destructive Creations announced Hatred on October 16, 2014, with a trailer that multiple video game journalistsdescribed as "controversial". The developer described Hatred's theme as a reaction to "'politically correct' trends in gaming" and sought to make a game that eschewed politeness, colorfulness, and games as art. Destructive Creations CEO Jarosław Zieliński had expected the trailer to be provocative, but did not expect the magnitude of the reaction, citing a volume of supportive fan mail. He added that he did not think the trailer crossed a moral boundary, and that those who disagreed could choose to not play it. The game uses the Unreal Engine 4 game engine and Nvidia PhysX physics. The Unreal logo was removed from the trailer at the request of Unreal developer Epic Games.
Hatred is scheduled for release in 2015 on Microsoft Windows. They chose the single platform due to the team's small size, and hope to distribute the game through Steam andGOG.com if allowed.
Several outlets of the video game press responded to the game's announcement trailer. Polygon's Colin Campbell wrote that they responded to the press release "with genuine revulsion". They described the trailer as "grisly", "extremely violent, and very tacky". PC Magazine's David Murphy wrote to "get ready for the backlash about the ultra-violent shooter ... if this game is ever released". He compared the game to Manhunt, Postal, and Mortal Kombat—other video games once considered controversial for their amount of violence—and felt that Hatred "will generate just as much controversy". While some noted that the player had just as much capacity to kill innocents in game series such as Grand Theft Auto or Fallout, Forbes noted that those games penalized such actions in ways Hatred did not, as violence was "literally ... the entire content of the game".
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