Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond is an upcoming VR shooter from Respawn and the multiplayer trailer (out today) looks like it’s set to revolutionize the genre, something Respawn is getting pretty good at.
There are some epic moments – like peeking around a corner, blowing up a building, and grabbing a grenade out of the air – which set the game worlds apart from other VR shooters.
It should be noted that the graphics also look fantastic, also a big step up from other shooters in the format. Check out the trailer below, put together in true Respawn style.
Many people who were looking forward to this modern rendition of Medal of Honor didn’t even realize there was going to a multiplayer mode. There are 5 different multiplayer modes with up to 12 players in each, which is about the maximum that the tech can handle right now.
The description of the video gives a bit more detail about the five different modes: there’s Mad Bomber, with bomb kills and bomb defusals (Search and Destroy, anyone?); Domination, fighting for areas of control, classic Team Deathmatch, Deathmatch (free for all), and Blast Radius, a sort of King of the Hill mode, featuring a rocket launcher.
The game looks like a classic multiplayer shooter, harking back to the old-school Call of Duty historical games, with famous weapons from the era. Reload the Garand in VR, listen to the infamous PING sound, and throw a Stielhandgranate with pinpoint VR accuracy.
Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond is centered around its single-player campaign, one of Respawn’s best talents as a studio. It’s the first Medal of Honor game in 8 years since 2012’s Medal of Honor: Warfighter.
MoH is set for a December 2020 release although no specific date has been announced yet. You can find out more information about the game on the official website here, or visit the game’s Steam page to stick it on your wishlist and receive updates closer to its release.