Releasing December 11 on the Oculus store on Steam
I’ve been fixated on the story campaign in Respawn’s VR-only Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, but the more I see of the multiplayer, the more I think that’s going to be the main draw for a lot of players.
Respawn is putting a surprising amount of care into Above and Beyond, and based on this trailer – and prior experience with competitive VR games in general – the multiplayer should be pretty nuts. After decades of better-looking but familiar-feeling gaming, you start to take things for granted. With the extra immersion of virtual reality, even the simplest player interactions can feel fresh and exciting.
There are going to be five multiplayer modes in Medal of Honor, including the familiar Domination, Deathmatch, and Team Deathmatch, a rocket-launcher-toting king-of-the-hill gametype (Blast Radius), and a scenario focused on planting and defusing bombs (Mad Bomber). It’s a focused spread.
This footage shows what it looks like, but playing it – feeling surrounded – will be way more thrilling.
Also worth noting: Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond is playable through Steam with support for Valve Index, HTC Vive, and Oculus, so if you want to side-step the Oculus store and the whole mess with Facebook accounts, in this particular instance, you can. That’s super important for multiplayer queues.