Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment are out with their latest VR title, Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond. It’s now available for Oculus Rift and Steam.
Players are immersed in an emotionally-driven single-player campaign, fully-realized multiplayer modes, a powerful retelling of history from veterans and heroes in the franchise’s iconic Gallery, and more.
“Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond‘s single-player campaign is an innovative and immersive VR experience that transports players into the boots of a soldier during some of the most pivotal moments of World War II. As a recruit for the Office of Strategic Services, the predecessor of the CIA, the player will be immersed in a powerful story where they embark on missions that take them from Tunisia to across Europe to participate in some of the biggest moments of the war,” EA says.
Above and Beyond also has a multiplayer experience. The game delivers twelve unique maps and five multiplayer modes built specifically for virtual reality. It brings back classic multiplayer modes from previous Medal of Honor games like Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, and Domination.
“Innovative twists to virtual reality have been added to the modes Blast Radius, an explosive take on King of the Hill, and Mad Bomber, where players will place bombs anywhere they can physically reach, or search for them using their eyes as well as their ears using 3D positional sound to hone in on their locations and defuse them before they go off,” EA says.
The Gallery returns for the first time since the original Medal of Honor in 1999. Respawn Entertainment introduces a series of short films that feature moving interviews with real World War II veterans. They share their stories in immersive 360° VR footage that takes them back to where they stood 75 years ago.
“Through innovative technology, players will have a chance to hear the retelling of these emotional moments from World War II in an all-new and immersive experience,” EA says.
The Gallery also features a Big Sky Film Festival and St. Louis International Film Festival award-winning documentary. Colette is about a French resistance fighter during the war. The documentary was created for the game.