Hatred, the violent mass murder game that has drawn vast amounts of attention in the past months, has now received an adults only rating in North America.
In a statement a developer of the game said “Well, I’m not quite convinced why Hatred got AO rating while it lacks any sexual content, but it’s still some kind of achievement to have the second game in history getting AO rating for violence and harsh language only. Even if this violence isn’t really that bad and this harsh language is not overused. The guy from ESRB (by the way – very nice, polite and cooperative one) told me it’s all about ‘the context’ which people they’re testing gameplay video on will see.”
“I would prefer to get a standard M+ rating, because with AO we will have problems to get to consoles in the future, but on the other hand I think you guys (our fans) would be disappointed with it,” He continued.
Hatred will be available on PC in the coming months however an official release date is yet to be confirmed.