Titanfall’s Respawn Entertainment to develop Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond

Medal of Honor Above and Beyond

Medal of Honor helped push the popularity of WWII shooters when the first game was released in 1999. Times have changed since the last time we saw a Medal of Honor game was in 2012. There’s some good news for fans of the series since Respawn Entertainment (Titanfall, Apex Legends) and Oculus Studios have announced that Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond is coming in 2020.

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond was announced today at Oculus Connect 6, and it’ll be available for the Rift Platform. It will take players back to World War II, and it’ll be a AAA experience in VR.

Synopsis: You’ll play as an Allied agent of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), tasked with infiltrating, outgunning, and outsmarting the Nazi war machine. In addition to both a full narrative campaign and multiplayer modes, Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond includes a unique story gallery, letting you sit with WWII veterans and survivors to hear their stories while witnessing first-hand the events and locations that have shaped our history.

“From the beginning, Medal of Honor has taught gamers about the tremendous sacrifice and heroic efforts made by earlier generations to safeguard our freedom,” says Peter Hirschmann, writer of the original Medal of Honor who’s returned to direct this new addition to the franchise. “Thanks to VR, we can actually put a player in the boots of a WWII soldier with Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond—the immersion that the Rift Platform provides lets us tell that story in a really meaningful way, sharing the full impact of the sacrifices and camaraderie of our shared history. 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 next game from Respawn Entertainment will be Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, featuring Cameron Monaghan (Gotham).

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond will launch in 2020 for the Rift Platform.

Source: Oculus

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