What a week it has been for Oculus Quest 2 owners. Monday saw a release date confirmed for Resident Evil 4 and today EA and Respawn Entertainment have dropped a big surprise announcement. WW2 shooter Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond will be hitting the standalone headset at some point this year.
Previously only playable on a decent PC for headsets like Oculus Rift and Valve Index, you could utilise Oculus Link if you really wanted to play Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond on Quest. Soon that setup will no longer be required as they’ve managed to squeeze all that content onto the headset. That’s quite the achievement considering when the videogame launched you needed a minimum of 180GB space for the install, way too much for either the older or newer base models.
There’s no info regarding how much space Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond will actually take up but it’ll include the full single-player campaign, multiplayer, and The Gallery with its collection of documentaries. So you may need to make some space just in case.
Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond’s campaign takes you across European battlefields over land, sea and in the air as you take on the role of an OSS officer during World War II. Working with the French Resistance to sabotage the Nazi’s, levels will see you infiltrate a U-boat to blow it up, finding yourself on the beaches of Normandy and taking down enemy aircraft.
Once all that’s done you can head to the multiplayer that’s split across five gameplay modes, and ten maps, all of which support 12 player matches involving both human and AI opponents. From classic modes like Team Deathmatch to Mad Bomber where you have to secretly plant explosives to score big points, there’s plenty of gameplay available.
At the moment Respawn Entertainment hasn’t confirmed a price or specific release date for Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond. There’s been no mention of the original Oculus Quest either, so it looks like it’ll be Quest 2 only. VRFocus will continue its coverage of the launch, reporting back with further updates.