Steam To Get Its First Adults-Only Rated Game

Controversial shooter Hatred will be released for PC via Steam this June, which developer Destructive Creations claims makes it the first game with the Adults Only rating to appear on the digital distribution service. Speaking to Eurogamer, the developer said that the game’s release date of June 1 was chosen so that it would “not interfere with the launch of the biggest game coming out from its native Poland at that time.”

Creative director Jaroslaw Zielinski explained, “Initially we were planning to announce the release date for Hatred on May 19th, but… well honestly speaking we will be playing The Witcher 3 then.”

Hatred was rated Adults Only in North America by the Entertainment Software Rating Board, meaning that it won’t be coming to consoles without the developer making some changes. All three major console manufacturers—Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo—have a policy that forbids the publishing of Adults Only-rated games on their platforms.

The game was pulled from Steam Greenlight in December last year and then reinstated a day later, following an intervention from Valve CEO Gabe Newell. However, Adults Only-rated games have never been made available for sale on Steam before.

For more on the game, check out GameSpot’s previous coverage of Hatred.

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