The Titanfall, Apex Legends and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order studio was known to be working on a realistic first-person combat experience for Facebook’s VR platform but the game’s identity was a mystery until its announcement on Wednesday.
Set for release in summer 2020, the title’s “full-length campaign” sees players go behind enemy lines to aid the French Resistance and battle Nazis in land, air and sea missions in war torn 1940s Europe.
It will also “include unique multiplayer modes and features”, according to publisher EA.
Game director Pete Hirschmann says: “It’s a great feeling to introduce Medal of Honor to a whole new generation of gamers on a new platform for the franchise.
“I’ve been fortunate to be a part of this franchise since the beginning, and putting this game on the Oculus Rift allows us to be more immersive than we’ve ever been before.”
He adds: “With Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, I think we’re finally able to fully realise that vision from 20 years ago of putting you in the boots, allowing you to see through the eyes of someone who was actually there, and that’s been the most exciting and fulfilling part of the project.”
Oculus launched its latest VR headsets, Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S, in May 2019.
On Wednesday Facebook also announced several major updates for Quest, the standalone VR system that runs without a gaming PC, including support for Rift software and hand tracking.
On Facebook’s most recent earnings call in July, CEO Mark Zuckerberg claimed the company was selling Oculus Quest headsets as fast as it can make them.