Gabe Newell himself apologised to developer Destructive Creations.
Hatred has received alot of attention due to its controversial content, focusing on what appears to be, well, pure hatred and gratuitous violence. The game was recently put on Steam Greenlight, but it was removed a few hours later due to its violence.
Now, however, it has been put on Greenlight once again, thanks to an intervention from Gabe Newell himself, who also apologised personally to the studio.
According to developer Destructive Creations, they got the following message from Gabe Newell:
Yesterday I heard that we were taking Hatred down from Greenlight. Since I wasn't up to speed, I asked around internally to find out why we had done that. It turns out that it wasn't a good decision, and we'll be putting Hatred back up. My apologies to you and your team. Steam is about creating tools for content creators and customers.
Good luck with your game.
Since being back on Greenlight, the game has become number one on the public voting system from Steam, so while it may be controversial, it also appears to be garnering plenty of interest among gamers.