Around this time last year, EA revealed that Medal of Honor was making something of a comeback, albeit a virtual reality-exclusive comeback. Today, we finally have a release date for Respawn Entertainment's new game. Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond will launch for Oculus and Steam on December 11.
While today's Facebook Connect presentation focused largely on the Oculus Quest 2 and other games that will come to Facebook's standalone VR platform, Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond requires a PC. It'll work with Oculus Rift headsets, Oculus Quest via Link, and SteamVR-compatible headsets. The multiplayer will support cross-play.
Last year when Above and Beyond was unveiled for the first time, our Editor-in-Chief Kat Bailey had the chance to actually try the game out, and felt like it was conjuring memories of… Wii Sports? Yes, just like swinging as hard as you could at a digital ball with a Wii Remote, Respawn is taking us through the intricate motions of virtual reality with Medal of Honor, making you physically climb a ladder to ascend to new heights, and swing your arms back and forth to whack Nazis with a stuffed goose.
A few weeks ago, a new story trailer for the game was unveiled as part of Gamescom's Opening Night Live 2020 presentation.
In all, Respawn has been pretty busy since early 2019. Shortly after launching the smash-hit success Apex Legends in February 2019, the studio went on to release Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order in November later that year, which went on to sell over 10 million copies by March earlier this year. Now, Respawn is turning their attention to virtual reality, and to be quite honest, I can't wait to see what they've got in store.