Respawn Revives Medal Of Honor With Above And Beyond

It's not Titanfall, but Respawn's new VR game does revisit a very familiar series.

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To coincide with the opening day of the Oculus Connect 6 convention, Respawn and Oculus have announced the development of Medal of Honor: Above And Beyond, a new first-person shooter for Oculus Rift.

The game will be set during World War II, and you'll control an OSS agent who's charged with subverting and fighting back against Nazis, at times in cooperation with French resistance forces. According to Oculus, Above and Beyond will be a AAA experience that will offer both multiplayer and single-player modes, with the campaign projected to last roughly 10-12 hours.

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Above and Beyond will also incorporate mini documentaries produced in cooperation with World War II veterans, which, according to Oculus, let you "sit with WWII veterans and survivors to hear their stories while witnessing first-hand the events and locations that have shaped our history." Respawn's Peter Hirschmann, who was the writer of the original Medal of Honor and is now directing of Above and Beyond, said "Interviewing veterans of WWII was an immense privilege and allowed us to ensure its respect and faithfulness to those who served. They’re helping us drive home the full emotional and historical weight of this subject matter with players in a way that really resonates."

The Rift exclusive (a potential Oculus Quest port was shot down by Hirschmann in a recent meeting with GameSpot) Medal of Honor: Above And Beyond is currently scheduled to release sometime in 2020.

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