After the numerous rumors that appeared online in recent months, Oculus Studios and Respawn Entertainment took the opportunity of the Oculus Connect 6 keynote to announce Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, a title of the historic series designed to be played in VR.
According to what was stated during the keynote, Respawn Entertainment has been working hard for this title during the last two years. On the other hand, the collaboration between the two companies had already been announced during the 2017 Oculus Connect 4.
Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond is a triple AAA title set during World War II. The player will step into the shoes of an agent allied to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), charged with infiltrating, surviving and fighting through the Nazi war machine. The player will be transported on a journey that will involve most of Europe, even working with the French Resistance.
The title of Respawn Entertainment will include both the campaign and the multiplayer, but there will also be an additional mode where the player can listen to the stories of World War II survivors and watch what happened. ” From the beginning, Medal of Honor has taught players the tremendous sacrifice and heroic efforts of previous generations to safeguard our freedom, ” said Peter Hirschmann, author of the original Medal of Honor, who returned to direct this new chapter. of the franchise.
” Thanks to virtual reality, we can really put a player in the role of a World War II soldier. Interviewing World War II veterans was an immense privilege and allowed us to guarantee respect and loyalty to those who they have provided this service, “concluded Hirschmann.
Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond will be launched in 2020 for the Rift platform. Further details on the title will be released over the coming months.