Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond’s story trailer shows intense VR combat
Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, the VR-only World War 2 FPS from Titanfall and Apex Legends developer Respawn Entertainment, is still on track for a release before the end of the year—”holiday 2020″ according to a new story trailer revealed at Gamescom today.
The trailer shows lots of intense first-person combat in everything from tanks to planes to ships at sea. There are even Nazis on skis to shoot at, and more- all in a VR setting.
Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond has some really cool VR stuff
As you can see from the trailer, there’s a real cinematic quality to the action, from the tense moment of your character trying to sneak past the SS to more traditional WWII shootouts. And of course, it all takes place in VR, putting you at the heart of the action.
Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond is an upcoming full-length VR game, with 50-plus levels in a campaign that takes you all the way through World War 2. Since this is VR we’re talking about, it will be pretty engaging, with not just guns but plenty of physics objects to use against your enemies, from throwing knives to frying pans.
This openness is what we’ve been looking forward to seeing on VR titles.
In fact, one mission is known at Respawn as Medal of Honor: All Stars, since it features so many cameos from the early games.
Perhaps the most unexpected source of storytelling for Respawn is vintage weaponry. “We’ve spent years, literally years, refining it,” game director Peter Hirschmann told GamesRadar.
“Each weapon’s a little different. It develops those personalities, whether you have to pull the bolt every time, or you slam a cartridge into the bottom. For me, one of the greatest things is it helps tell the story of the M1 Garand, and why that was such an important weapon to the Allied side.”