A recent trailer from Polish developers Destructive Creations showed off a new, hyperviolent game called Hatred, a game about a psychopath who plans to gun down innocent civilians for, well, the fun of it. The trailer sparked massive controversy, ending with Epic Games demanding the developers to remove the Unreal Engine 4 logo from their advertising. Yeah, it's that edgy.
The stigma about video games being too violent and the concept of them making people violent has been something passionate gamers everywhere have had to combat. With memories of Jack Thompson long faded in the darkness, and no copies of Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto found in a mass murderer's home, we were about to see those ideas go away for good.
This game largely tarnishes those hopes. To imagine what sort of coverage Hatred is going to receive in the mainstream media is reminiscent of burning your tongue with hot coffee. With a logo that really calls back to Doom, will it receive the same amount of controversy?
The game which prides itself on being a misanthropic celebration of watching the world burn will be released in Q2 of 2015.
What do you think of Hatred? Will you be playing it? Do you think it will bring back the worn out violent gaming debate? Sound off in the comments!