Unrecord Is a Photorealistic Single-Player FPS Told from the Perspective of a Tactical Police Officer’s Bodycam

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Unrecord is an upcoming photorealistic single-player FPS from Drama Studios using Unreal Engine 5 with an interesting twist. Unlike most games that attempt to let the player’s view mimic their character’s visual perspective, Unrecord uses the view from a tactical police officer’s bodycam. Players will need to use their reflexes and wits to solve a case. Drama Studios has just released a new early gameplay trailer showcasing the game’s photorealistic visuals.

Overview (via Drama Studios)

UNRECORD is a tactical shooter where players can expect an immersive and narrative experience. Unrecord features complex dialogues, innovative gameplay mechanics, tough moral dilemmas, and a unique shooting system.

The storyline can be compared to a detective novel or a thriller. The player will have to investigate several criminal cases and confront a diverse cast of characters.

The game’s plot and presentation will be central to the gameplay experience, and players can anticipate a range of gameplay sequences as well as numerous plot twists.

Drama Studios has also provided some 4K screenshots showing off various environments from different building interiors and natural landscapes. The developers say that the game compares to Firewatch and Ready Or Not and that while realism is an integral part of the Unrecord it is not intended to be a simulation. A deliberate decision was made to keep Unrecord a single-player game in order to emphasize the cinematic and realistic experience.

Key Features

  • An original aiming system: free-aiming system with authentic ADS and unrestricted hand movements.
  • Die and retry combat with a technical and minimalist approach. No room for errors; it’s up to you to develop your own tactics.
  • Make dialogue choices that impact your experience, even during combat.
  • A narrative-driven FPS focusing on a plot rich in twists, inspired by the best crime and thriller stories.
  • An artistic direction that plays with the perspective of video and bodycam footage, creating a trompe l’oeil experience.

Drama Studios has said that the game is still in its early stages of development and while it is now available to wishlist on Steam there is no estimated launch date yet. There’s no word if Unrecord will be using ray-traced shadows or lighting but in looking at the screenshots, combined with that it is using Unreal Engine 5, there is a good possibility that it will be.

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Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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