Video games are the ultimate amalgamation of art and technology, and modern rendering techniques have allowed developers to craft fantastical worlds that blur the lines between fiction and reality. Now that powerful game engines like Unreal Engine 5 are available to teams of all sizes, plenty of interesting projects are being teased left, right, and center. Games played in the bodycam perspective seem to be a really popular choice for games that try to achieve photorealism with their graphics. With this feature, we will be running down 8 of the best upcoming bodycam projects that don’t look all too different from reality.
Currently in development at NIHIL INANE Studio, LOST FRAGMENT is one of the most realistic looking games on the market. Created using Unreal Engine 5, LOST FRAGMENT presents a striking rendition of its world with photorealistic textures and impressive lighting. It’s a survival horror game, and you will be slowly and steadily inching your way through these carefully curated environments as you anticipate the next jumpscare or the encounter. The first-person bodycam-style camera is perfect for immersing you in this world, and the subtle camera shake and slow movement speed really escalate the tension to another level. The game is currently slated to release sometime next year, so do keep an eye out for it.