The Hatred videogame release date is on June 1, 2015 exclusively for PC. The Adults-Only “AO”-rated isometric third-person shooter is in development by Polish Development Studio “Destructive Creations”.
Check out this third trailer for Hatred, which shows some of the game’s executions. Note: Violence & Adult Language.
After releasing on PC (Microsoft Windows), the developers hope to bring “Hatred” to Steam & GOG, if the platforms will allow it.
Considering the Adults-Only Rating, for “Intense Violence”, “Blood & Gore” & “Strong Language”, there’s a possibility “Hatred” won’t be allowed. Traditionally AO-Rated games are also banned from being released on console platforms. Will “Hatred” be any different? Time will tell.
“Hatred is an isometric shooter with a disturbing atmosphere of mass killing, where the player takes the role of a cold blood antagonist, who is full of hatred for humanity. It’s a horror, but here YOU are the villain.
Wander the outskirts of New York State, seeking for victims on seven free-roam levels. Fight against law enforcement and take a journey into the antagonist’s hateful mind. Gather equipment from the dead “human shields” to spread Armageddon upon society. Destroy everything on your way of hunt and fight back when it’s disturbed…
The question you may ask is: Why do they do this?
These days, when a lot of games are heading to be polite, colorful, politically correct and trying to be some kind of higher art, rather than just a piece of entertainment – we wanted to create something against trends. Something different, something that could give the player a pure, gaming pleasure.
Here comes our game, which takes no prisoners and makes no excuses. We say ‘yes, it is a game about killing people’ and the only reason the antagonist is doing that sick stuff is his deep-rooted hatred.
The player has to ask himself what can push any human being to mass-murder. We provoke this question using Unreal Engine 4, pushing its physics (or rather “PhysX”) systems to the limits and trying to make the visuals as good as possible.
It’s not a simple task, because of the game’s non-linear structure and a lot of characters on the screen. But here at Destructive Creations, we are an experienced team and we know how to handle the challenge!”
Hatred made all kinds of headlines due to it’s extreme-violence and it’s twisted ideology, which literally casts players as a mass-killer; and the game rewards them for mowing down innocents, civilians, cops & government officials alike on a genocidal rampage. The developers say Hatred is a reaction to the “PC”-environment we live in today where Political Correctness has run amok. They say Hatred eschews politeness, colorfulness, and the idea of “games as art”; instead giving the player only one goal; “Kill everything & murder everyone.”
The developers say “Hatred” is a return to the rebellious roots of the videogame medium, where games like Grand Theft Auto, Manhunt, Mortal Kombat, Carmageddon, Thrill Kill, Night Trap & Doom made waves & news headlines (not to mention big sales and notoriety) for their controversial, non-filtered, violent adult-content.
Of course the premise of this game takes things to another level… And has more in common with the indie game “Super Columbine Massacre RPG!” than the mainstream games above (by comparison); although “Hatred” is being made by a very large team of developers with a much higher-budget and much higher fidelity visuals than the Columbine indie-game.
The debut trailer for Hatred got a huge reaction that even surprised the developers, who stated that Hatred has no “fake philosophy” and only offers surface-entertainment and is made to make players question “Why?” They also say Hatred doesn’t cross a moral boundery, and those who disagree with what it offers can opt not to play it. The ambient music & dark graphical asthetic in the game was intentionally created to be completely devoid of joy, where nothing is justified, it just happens.
Hatred gained infamy after the game was originally pulled by Steam on Steam Greenlight… but then reposted with a personal letter of apology from Valve-founder Gabe Newell. Reaction to the game’s announcement by the media, mainstream & gaming press, has been largely negative; however that press gained the game widespread excitement from many gamers; especially after seeing the very polished gameplay in action.
Check out another trailer of Hatred. Grisly violence within.