Respawn Entertainment shared a new look into Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, an innovative VR game that includes a single player campaign based on real life events during WWII, with a brand new action-packed trailer. Today during Gamescom Opening Night Live, Respawn’s founder and CEO, Vince Zampella and Game Director Peter Hirschmann debuted the trailer and chatted with host Geoff Keighley about what fans can expect from the next installment in the Medal of Honor franchise.
The trailer showcases Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond’s rich storytelling and insightful historical content as the franchise returns to its roots. Through VR, players will be transported into the boots of a combat engineer who is recruited to join the OSS — Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner of the modern CIA created to conduct espionage and sabotage behind enemy lines during WWII. Alongside a cast of new and returning characters from throughout the Medal of Honor franchise, players will experience missions that will take them from Tunisia to across Europe, participating in some of the biggest moments of the war.
For more information on Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond’s one-of-a-kind single player storyline and experience, check out the official blog post.
Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond is developed by longtime series developers and in partnership with Oculus from Facebook, and explores the theatre of war in an entirely new cinematic and immersive way. Respawn worked directly with WWII veterans to capture their riveting stories to add context around the historical set pieces players will engage with in the game’s powerful story and unique VR gameplay.
More information on the game will also be revealed during Facebook Connect on September 16. Stay tuned for more information via the Medal of Honor channels on Twitter and Facebook, and the official website.