After releasing this trailer, Unrecord caught people’s attention. With impressive graphics that looked so realistic, many had a hard time believing it was a video game. Some even thought they were using real footage. As a result, lead developer, Alex Spindler turned to Twitter. Below, he posted his proof.


After clearing this up for the public, two things became obvious. One, the game is not a con. It’s legit and it creepily resembles reality. And two, while the hyper-realism excited some, it horrified others. Thus, a line was drawn in the sand. People applauded and booed the game simultaneously. Jake Lucky, an e-sports journalist, voiced his concerns.

Consequently, the thread exploded with people arguing their sides. Some believed this was exactly the direction video games were supposed to go. Others, however, swore it was dangerous and bordering on combat emulation. Kids cheered. Parents cried. Basically, everyone had something to say about it. Unrecord noticed this backlash and dealt with it accordingly.

What Unrecord Had To Say

Many felt strongly about this game given its extreme point of view. According to Steam, “Unrecord is a single-player FPS that tells the story of a tactical police officer from the perspective of his body camera.” Given our current socio-political climate, some interpreted this as a stance. Unrecord quickly denied these allegations. They claimed:

“As a French studio addressing a global audience, the game does not engage in any foreign policy and is not inspired by any real-life events. The game will obviously avoid any undesirable topics such as discrimination, racism, violence against women and minorities.”

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The rest of their response focused on addressing future plans and other players’ concerns. Given the public’s initial disbelief, one of their focuses was definitely still to prove that their game wasn’t part of some deceptive get-viral-quick scheme. The first thing they made clear was how if this game was a con, it’d be a blockbuster of a con, so therefore, logically, it’s not.

To summarize, it’s crazy how much controversy this game’s stirred up with just a reveal trailer. I will admit, it’s undeniable that the envelope is being pushed for graphics and gameplay. With that said, despite how monumental the public reaction may seem, still the question remains, “How far is too far?”

Unrecord is in early development and has not set a release date. It is available for wishlist only on Steam.

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