The new VR exclusive Medal of Honor game didn’t actually start life as a VR game.
In an interview with LadBible, game director Peter Hirschmann revealed that Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond was already in the early planning stage when Facebook approached developer Respawn.
“It was one of those things that ‘God wouldn’t be great to bring back Medal of Honor’,” Hirschmann said. “Take everything we’ve learned over the last 20 years, all the modern tools, and do a new Medal of Honor game.”
In fact, Hirschmann says Respawn was already “conceptualizing the narrative, the structure, and all that” when Facebook approached the studio. To us, it sounds like the game was still in the very, very early stages of development. There was likely still plenty of scope to build the game from the ground up for VR, then. It was, after all, announced in 2017.
As you can see from the gameplay above, Above and Beyond is very much a full VR shooter. The Oculus Rift exclusive will take players around the world during the Second World War to fight in historical conflicts. Over 50 missions are planned. We also know the developer is planning a multiplayer mode that it hopes will be different from other VR offerings.
We’ve been hands-on with the game and have high hopes for the end product. The game’s due to release sometime in 2020.
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