A breath-taking story trailer for Respawn Entertainment’s Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond was shown off at Gamescom yesterday. Although it didn't really show us anything new about the upcoming VR first-person shooter, the trailer gave fans a sense of the immersive combat it hopes to offer.
We’ve known for some time that Respawn is taking an “authentic but not necessarily realistic” approach to warfare, placing emphasis on immersion rather than war’s more gruesome elements. “I think with Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond," explained Game Director Peter Hirschmann: "we’re finally able to fully realise that vision from 20 years ago of putting you in the boots.” But this left many asking how the developer could make the prospect of war's gruesome reality - like killing endless hordes of enemy combatants - palatable to a mainstream audience. Respawn hopes this story-trailer will serve as the answer.
We still do not know much about the many multiplayer options we have been promised, but the game is confirmed to be an Oculus Rift exclusive and is on track to meet its Holiday 2020 release window. For those still anxious with questions, do not fret; Facebook and EA have confirmed that even more details will be revealed at Facebook Connect next month.
This will almost certainly be exciting, and hopefully there is compatibility with some of the more immersive VR combat controllers.