Super Seducer, a game that aims to teach men how to flirt with women by eliminating any option for those women to escape, was scheduled to launch on Steam and PlayStation 4 on March 6. But although the game came to Steam as promised, the console version did not show up. According to a Sony spokesperson to whom The Verge arrived, the game will not reach the PlayStation Store after all.
Neither Sony nor a representative of the creator Richard La Ruina commented why the game will not be launched through PlayStation. However, the news, discovered for the first time by Motherboard, is not so shocking given the controversy that arose in the short time before its release. In addition to being called sordid or simply bad, critics have also said that it normalizes stalking behavior.
Steam has notoriously lax policies
Contrary to his promises to better teach men how to approach women, especially in the era of #MeToo, Super Seducer offers a tedious and toxic view of dating. It all comes down to men learning how to manipulate women through "psychological" advice and suggests that with the right set of lines, any woman can be conquered. "Here is the conclusion: if you make the right decisions in the game, you will make the right decisions in your life," promises the Steam page of the game. "It does not matter who you are, how old you are or what you look like: when you finish playing Super Seducer you can attract and keep women who previously seemed unreachable." Unlike the Xbox or PlayStation Store, Steam has notoriously lax policies about what games it accepts on its platform.
In a previous interview, La Ruina told The Verge that he was interested in bringing Super Seducer to platforms beyond its initial release, although its viability in consoles now seems doubtful. In a press release of the game, La Ruina expressed interest in continuing to explore beyond this initial release. "Who knows, if Super Seducer does it right, we have many ideas for a sequel that explores dating tips for women and those in the LGBTQ + community."