Hatred, One of the Most Violent Games Ever Made, Is Coming to Linux
Hatred is one of the most controversial games that has been published on Steam, is also coming to the Linux platforms sometime in the near future as developers have managed to run it on Ubuntu successfully.
While Linux is a beloved OS for developers, pentesters and tech-lovers, it lags in the aspect of providing those hi-end games. There has been efforts made to bring almost every great game to Linux and it all got a step closer when Destructive Creations posted a video of Hatred being played on Ubuntu.
Lets talk about the game itself. It is being said that it is one of the most violent and disturbing games ever made.
Here is what its intro sounds like(as given on steam).
Hatred fills your whole body. You’re sick and tired of humanity’s worthless existence. The only thing that matters is your gun and the pure Armageddon that you want to unleash.
You will go out for a hunt, and you will clear the New York outskirts of all humans with cold blood. You will shoot, you will hurt, you will kill, and you will die. There are no rules, there is no compassion, no mercy, no point in going back. You are the lord of life and death now – and you have full control over the lives of worthless human scum.
You will also run, you will need to think, you will need to hide and fight back when armed forces come to take you down. You will have no mercy for them, because they dare to stand in your way.
Only brutality and destruction can cleanse this land. Only a killing spree will make you die spectacularly and go to hell.
The right to free speech and expression is often a double-edged sword, meaning it lets you speak, but it also allows everyone else to say what they want, even if they don’t like it. It’s the same for Hatred, a game that most people would say shouldn’t be available for publishing. The fact that it’s available for purchase is actually a good thing for free speech.
Hatred is built on the Unreal 4 engine, and that means that it should have Linux support, but this is something that’s up to the developers. In fact, the makers of the Unreal 4 engine have been quick to say that they have nothing to do with the Polish studio Destructive Creations, which built the game.
Moreover, the game was initially pulled from Steam for being too violent, but it was quickly reinstated by Gabe Newell himself. Since its initial release back in June 2015, the game got mostly positive reviews on Steam. People have been asking on the official forums about a Linux port, but the developers said they didn’t have any plans for a Linux or Mac OS port.
That changed when Destructive Creations posted a video with Hatred running on Ubuntu, and that can only mean one thing. That they are working on a port, and it should arrive soon.