Ready or Not was temporarily delisted from Steam and unavailable to purchase on Valve’s storefront for many hours, developer VOID Interactive confirmed via a tweet today that provides insight on what really happened with its controversial tactical first-person shooter. Contrary to early speculation of Ready or Not having been removed by Steam due to the addition of a level depicting a mass shooting at a nightclub, VOID has clarified that the problem actually had to do with a takedown request relating to trademark infringement, something that prompted the developer to temporarily take down the game as a precaution. Ready or Not is now once again available on Steam, allowing SWAT fans who haven’t tried the game out yet to purchase and test out the title as part of its Early Access phase. VOID Interactive and Team17 mutually agreed that the latter would no longer be publishing the game in December 2021, a decision that some had speculated to result from the planned addition of a school shooting mission.
Ready or Not is an intense, tactical, first-person shooter that depicts a modern-day world in which SWAT police units are called to defuse hostile and confronting situations.
Please remember that the Beta build is still an incomplete version of the game. It will still have bugs and quirks, and will require lots of additional content before it is ready for full release. Because of our Supporters and with your help, we will continue to push Ready or Not, adding more content (new maps, missions, characters, weapons, etc.), and further refining it to get the game up to the standard that you deserve. We ultimately want you to be able to turn the lights out, crank up the volume, and be immersed in the action – bringing order to chaos.
Source: VOID Interactive