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The video game with violent and sexually explicit content was blocked from the Steam platform.

2019-03-07 20:17:43

Videogame developer Valve Corporation announced that it will block the launch of a videogame that has been criticized for its content on the Steam platform, saying that the video game carried "unknown costs and risks" also said that "the chosen content matters and a way of representing it ", so Steam will not supply the videogame to the users.

Called "Rape Day", it is a video game that takes place during a zombie apocalypse where the character can harass other survivors, kill people and sexually assault women. It had been included with a release date on the Steam list but the developer deleted it and explained the reasons in a statement they made through their official blog saying:

"During the past week, you may have heard about a game called 'Rape Day' coming soon to Steam, today we decided not to distribute it on Steam, taking into account our previous communication about Who Gets To Be On The Steam Store. ? We believe that this decision deserves a more detailed explanation. "

"Much of our policy on what we distribute is, and should be, reactionary: we just have to wait and see what comes through Steam Direct, then we must make a judgment about any risk to Valve, our developer partners. or our clients After significant research and analysis, we believe that 'Rape Day' presents unknown costs and risks and, therefore, will not be on Steam. "

"We respect the developers' desire to express themselves, and the purpose of Steam is to help developers find an audience, but this developer has chosen the content and a way to represent it that makes it very difficult for us to help them do so."

Certain aspects put to many the doubt that, if the videogame Rape Day could be really sold, but the declarations do not detail well on the type of similar content that would not be allowed to future.

Rape Day was expected to be ready for its launch that was scheduled for April, but the developers said that the review process would take a little longer than expected, this because the artwork that delivered the title was illegal content in some countries and said that if the launch of the video game was not allowed, other means would be sought to achieve it.