Valve has removed a controversial unreleased game about rape from its digital store Steam, it said in a statement on Wednesday.
“Much of our policy around what we distribute is, and must be, reactionary — we simply have to wait and see what comes to us via Steam Direct,” it said. “We then have to make a judgement call about any risk it puts to Valve, our developer partners, or our customers. After significant fact-finding and discussion, we think ‘Rape Day’ poses unknown costs and risks and therefore won’t be on Steam.”
“We respect developers’ desire to express themselves, and the purpose of Steam is to help developers find an audience, but this developer has chosen content matter and a way of representing it that makes it very difficult for us to help them do that,” Valve said.
‘RAPE DAY’ involves a sociopath who can rape, kill and assault people while the video game in charge will be the game player. Sounds risky? Hell yes.