Photoreal game Unrecord is actually an optical illusion

Unrecord; a video game screen of a graffiti room
(Image credit: Drama Studio)

When the first gameplay footage of Unrecord released at the end of last week many felt this video game was a fake. It not only looks incredibly realistic but has a unique, video-like quality. Well, Unrecord is no hoax and that impressive sense of realism is actually a very old type of optical illusion.

Unrecord is a first-person shooter being developed by new studio Drama. It apes the movement and look of bodycam footage. The game is being developed using Unreal Engine 5 (read our Unreal Engine 5 review for more on this impressive technology) and took many by surprise when the first gameplay was released. The camera moves and sways in a realistic way, and almost looks unlocked from the character's arms, an unusual thing in video games.

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Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and video game titles Play and Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on digital art, VFX and video games and tech, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.