Respawn Entertainment unveiled the latest gameplay of Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, a big-budget virtual reality game coming from game veterans who created the original Medal of Honor. The World War II shooter game will have multiplayer action, the developer revealed for the first time at Gamescom’s opening ceremonies today.
Respawn CEO Vince Zampella introduced the latest gameplay trailer for the game, which has been in the works for years. It is coming at an unspecified date during the holiday season of 2020 on the Oculus Rift and Oculus Rift S VR headsets. I was a little worried about this game as I played it hands-on in September 2019 but hadn’t heard anything about it since. I’m delighted it’s coming soon.
Peter Hirschmann, game director, showed off a pandemic beard and said it is about putting the player in the boots of a solider fighting in World War II. He said VR makes the experience more immersive. You are recruited into the Office of Strategic Services (the precursor of the CIA) during World War II. You become an operative behind enemy lines.
The game has dozens of levels and a script of 120 pages and a story that follows three acts. It goes from the early part of the war to D-Day to the German secret weapons program. You experience the story completely in first person, as if you are there, Hirschmann said during Geoff Keighley’s Opening Night Live for the Gamescom event.
Hirschmann said the game will have multiplayer action as well.
“We are shipping a whole suite of” multiplayer VR modes, Hirschmann said.
Players will experience missions that will take them from Tunisia to across Europe, participating in some of the biggest moments of the war.