December 2, 2023


Shortly after developer DRAMA unveiled a photo-realistic bodycam-based first-person shooter Unrecord, co-director Alexandre Spindler and the sport have nearly instantly fallen underneath scrutiny for the sport seemingly wanting too real looking, and for making folks really feel uncomfortable.

After seeing quite a few complaints in regards to the recreation wanting faux and presenting themes that may make a good variety of folks fairly uncomfortable contemplating the political local weather in a number of components of the world today, the studio has launched a press release, responding to a number of of those questions on a point-by-point foundation.

In terms of whether or not the sport is actual or if it’s only a rip-off that makes use of real-world footage, Spindler even took to Twitter to indicate off a stage from the sport’s trailer being labored on in Unreal Engine 5. Spindler is ready to exhibit the sport being performed by capturing randomly, and even with the ability to pause and reset the degrees, and touring by way of the degrees in developer mode.

As for the sport making some folks really feel uncomfortable, the studio has famous that it’s based mostly in France, and as such doesn’t need to interact in overseas coverage, nor will Unrecord be based mostly on any real-life occasions. The studio hopes to get the identical leeway and belief that films, exhibits and books based mostly on detective, gangster, or police tales are inclined to get.

“If the sport presents political messages, they are going to be made consciously or in your interpretation,” says the studio. “If the sport goals to be subversive in sure nations, we are going to assume the label.”

In terms of different facets of growth, like launch date, optimisation, and porting the sport to different platform, DRAMA has said that it’s nonetheless engaged on the sport, and there’s no present launch date. The studio has opted to indicate off the sport early by way of the trailer and the Steam web page. As for optimisation, the studio isn’t making any guarantees for good optimisation, however is hoping that trendy PCs ought to have the ability to play the sport properly sufficient.

As for the potential for a console launch, the studio has said that it doesn’t see any points with porting the sport to consoles because it at present performs properly on each keyboard and mouse, in addition to on controllers. It has, nonetheless, said that Unrecord is just not a VR recreation.