I know this is the first time some of you will see combat.
I know you’re scared.
Let me be clear with all of you: I’m scared, too.
So begins the latest trailer for Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond—a riveting new entry in the Medal of Honor series from Respawn Entertainment. Head of Respawn, Vince Zampella and Game Director, Peter Hirschmann just joined host Geoff Keighley to unveil and discuss the latest trailer during gamescom 2020’s Opening Night Live, and we’ve sort of got chills.
Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond brings the historic battlefields of World War II back to the forefront for an epic AAA experience like no other. You’ll play as an Allied agent of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), tasked with infiltrating, outgunning, and outsmarting the Nazi war machine. And 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 true Medal of Honor tradition, the game entertains while also reflecting on the full weight of our shared history,” says Peter Hirschmann, writer and director of the original Medal of Honor, who’s returned to write and direct this new addition to the franchise. “Interviews with WWII veterans and survivors provide poignant echoes of the past, while a deep single-player narrative campaign and multiplayer modes bring that history to life, thanks to the incredible and immersive power of VR.”
Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond will launch for the Rift Platform this holiday season. Oculus Quest owners with a gaming PC and Oculus Link cable will also be able to experience the game.
“It’s an honor to work with Respawn to bring Medal of Honor into VR,” says Oculus Executive Producer Mike Doran. “More than 20 years since the original made its debut on PlayStation, it’s a privilege to introduce a new generation to this groundbreaking franchise while letting fans revisit an old friend and step inside the game like never before.”
We’ll have more to share at Facebook Connect on September 16, so be sure to tune in on the Facebook Reality Labs Facebook page.
Visit oculus.com/medalofhonor to learn more.