Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond's "Unique and Special" take on Multiplayer VR

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond's "Unique and Special" take on Multiplayer VR
Above and Beyond will feature "a full suite of VR modes, including a few you can only do in VR." (Credit: Respawn)

Last week, the breath-taking story trailer for Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond was released, teasing immersive VR combat like we’ve never seen it before. But it left a few questions unanswered, particularly around the game's long-teased multiplayer modes which were rumoured to take full advantage of virtual reality.

Now, Game Director Peter Hirschmann has finally revealed details about the game's "unique and special" take on multiplayer and suffice it to say, it should be welcome news for VR fans.

During Gamescom 2020's Opening Night presentation, Hirschmann confirmed that the versatility and immersion of VR technology has allowed them to ship – alongside the immense campaign – “a full suite of VR modes, including a few that you can only do in VR, and we’re really excited about people playing those.”

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond is slated for release at the end of the year. It is an Oculus Rift exclusive. (Credit: Respawn)

His referral to the multiplayer suite as an experience “you can only do in VR” caused a frenzy amongst fans. In an interview with Uploadvr.com, Hirschmann clarified what he meant. “You know, we have conventional modes that just be the nature of being in VR and being the nature of our systems, it’s a different experience,” he explained. “That adds a depth beyond just straight Deathmatch and TDM,” he continued, “our take on Sabotage is something that you can only do in VR because of how you interact with the environment and how you interact with the mode.”

This is obviously welcome news for any worried the immersion would be limited to the game's 50-plus-mission campaign mode. Check out the story trailer below:

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