Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond has revealed a franchise first at gamescom Opening Night Live — it's bringing this World War 2 franchise to virtual reality on Oculus.
"The team is creating a riveting and emotional journey through World War 2 like you've never seen or played," said Head of Respawn Entertainment Vince Zampella during Opening Night Live. "It weaves in the personal stories of the veterans and survivors of the war through powerful interviews that help set the stage for what players will experience. It's more than just a game."
Check out the Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond Story Trailer to see this upcoming game in action!
After the short introduction from Zampella, we then dove into the trailer for this new Medal of Honor VR title. The trailer shows players undertaking a variety of different action-packed missions including the D-Day landings at Normandy.
It doesn't look like there will be a pure action focus, though; players will also experience tense espionage missions where they'll have to steal information, sabotage infrastructure, and assassinate Nazis. At one point, the player uses a throwing knife to kill a Nazi in a split second and I have a gut feeling that that won't get old anytime soon.
That certainly makes sense — the game's page on the Oculus website says that players will be taking on the role of an agent in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the predecessor to the modern CIA that was instrumental in helping to fight the Axis powers in World War 2.
When is the Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond Release Date?
The Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond release date hasn't yet been revealed, but we do know that this game will be arriving sometime during the Holiday 2020 season.
One thing we do know, however, is that there truly will be more than just a game in this experience — the short film Colette will be viewable in the game, and it's probably pretty good since it took home the award for Best Short at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.
As far as we can tell, this might be exclusive to the Oculus Store, especially considering that the game has a pretty decked-out page on the Oculus website. Unfortunately, we don't yet know what this game will cost or if it will come to other platforms. Hopefully, we'll find out for sure in the coming months.
What do you think of Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond? Are you excited to jump back into this World War 2 franchise? Let us know in the comments below!