Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond is Respawn’s Secret VR Project with Oculus

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond is Respawn’s Secret VR Project with Oculus

After nearly two years, Respawn's VR game has emerged and it involves the long-dormant Medal of Honor franchise.

We’ve known for awhile now that developer Respawn Entertainment has been working on a new VR project in collaboration with Oculus, but news on the title has largely been completely silent. Many thought that this would end up being a VR game associated with the Titanfall universe, but as of today, we now know that it’ll involve another EA property instead.

Oculus Studios formally announced Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond today, which sees the return of the classic shooter franchise, now in VR for the first time. This is the first Medal of Honor game since 2012’s Medal of Honor: WarfighterAbove and Beyond will also see the series returning to World War II for the first time in over a decade.

Here’s a description of the game’s single-player offering and what it will entail:

You’ll play as an Allied agent of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), tasked with infiltrating, outgunning, and outsmarting the Nazi war machine. As you complete your tour of duty across Europe, you’ll collaborate with the French Resistance, working to sabotage Nazi operations from behind enemy lines.

In addition to single-player though, Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond will also boast a multiplayer element. Nothing much was shown of this aspect of the game today, but more is said to be discussed in the future.

Perhaps the most interesting part of Above and Beyond though is that it will allow you to “sit” with real World War II veterans and hear their stories. Oculus also says it will allow you to view the locations in which the war’s biggest moments happened, all in VR.

Below you can check out the debut trailer for Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond if you’d like. As of now, no release date for the title has been given other than a broad 2020 window. When it arrives, it’s set to launch on Oculus Rift.