The gameplay trailer for the shooter game Hatred showcases the murdering of a vast array of people, including law enforcement. Hatred is planned to be released on Steam or GOG.
The controversial game seems to have riled up the video game community, with individuals taking to Twitter to express some of their qualms against the game. The trailer can be seen below (WARNING: this trailer is NSFW and depicts extreme violence).
Destructive Creations, the developer of the game, warned, “Just don't try this at home and don't take it too seriously, it's just a game.”
The studio claims that Hatred is a unique game that provides players with a “pure, gaming pleasure…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 an entertainment--we wanted to create something against trends… [The game] takes no prisoners and makes no excuses,” said Destructive Creations.
Although the trailer contains the Unreal Engine 4’s logo, Epic Games insists that it is not a part of the game, “Epic Games isn't involved in this project. Unreal Engine 4 is available to the general public for use 'for any lawful purpose,' and we explicitly don't exert any sort of creative control or censorship over projects. However, the video is using the trademarked Unreal Engine 4 logo without permission from Epic, and we've asked for the removal of our logo from all marketing associated with this product.”
Despite the thorough criticism the game has already received, Destructive Creations had ensured that it still plans to release the game as soon as Steam or GOG will accept the game.