Ready or Not is no longer accessible on Steam. You can still buy the game, but the game’s page is hidden from the platform. Game developer, Void Interactive, reacted to the situation, noting that it is a copyright problem and will return. A recent statement shared by Void’s Twitter pointed out that the latest update has been removed from Steam due to trademark infringement.
It is not clear precisely what the problem with Steam is, but it is thought to be caused by an update in the game. The developer recently posted a level-set about a nightclub shootout. They did it on the same day as the anniversary of the massacre at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, where 50 people were killed.
Ready or Not Disappears from Steam
Void Interactive’s official statement shared on Twitter indicates they are currently working with Valve to solve technical problems, and the game will soon return to the digital store once the editing process has been completed.
— VOID Interactive (@VOIDInteractive) June 18, 2022
However, some players believe it is related to the Ready or Not nightclub update released a while ago and the 6th anniversary of the nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida. As you know, this is a sensitive topic in the United States. So much so that it caused their previous distributor, Team17, to drop their release plans.
This is not the first time Ready or Not has become popular because of sensitive issues. Although the game has not been officially released, it is available in early access, and the developers add new content regularly.
The game was released on Steam in December of last year as a paid early access version for PC. Whether single-player or multiplayer cooperation, players carry out dangerous counter-terrorism missions as special forces operators, focusing on the realistic rescue of hostages, bomb disposals, and other challenging operations.