Superhot VR has been bombarded for review on Steam following the removal of scenes in which the player was injured or killed.
One scene now removed involved the player moving the controller like a pistol to fire himself, while another scene blew the player off a tall building. It’s the kind of thing we can see regularly when there’s a level of separation between the monitor and ourselves, but the extra immersion provided with something like virtual reality can cause some scenes like these to be distressing.
Although a previous update had added a switch to "skip disturbing scenes", last week they were completely removed (thank you, Kotaku). A brief entry to the blog of the Superhot team explained their reasons for changing the switch to a direct elimination, saying "given the sensitive time we live in, we can do better. You deserve better. All the scenes that refer to "Injuries are now completely removed from the game. These scenes don't take place in Superhot Virtual Reality. We're sorry it took us so long.
The decision did not coincide well with a piece of the player base, which has gone through closing the game rating on Steam from very positive to overwhelmingly negative. Steam has reclaimed the discrepancy and launched its review-bombing technology.
The wave of messages of anger and abuse from fans includes calling for the removal of "virtue signage" and others who claim the scenes were "part of the game's story" and have left it without important plot points. Since the scene suppressor, there has been no word from the developer.