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Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond release date announced

Respawn Entertainment has confirmed its VR-exclusive WW2 shooter Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond will be launching December 11th on both Oculus and Steam with OpenVR support.

Announced last year, Above and Beyond will be the first entry for the Medal of Honor series in eight years, following the 2012 entry of Medal of Honor: Warfighter. The latest entry, being a AAA VR first-person shooter, is one of the most highly anticipated games for 2020. The story will cast players into the role of a combat engineer who was recently recruited into an American espionage organisation, the Office of Strategic Services.

Despite being an Oculus-funded title, Respawn has confirmed that Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond will be available on Steam as well as the Oculus Store when it launches December 11th. An Oculus representative provided further comment on Reddit in regards to a previous concern for the title, “No, the Steam version of MOH will not require a Facebook login. This also means that Steam users and Rift users can not send each other direct invites, but they can find each other in public matchmaking.”

Oculus headsets will soon require a Facebook account

Today, Oculus announced some important updates to how people log into Oculus devices, while still keeping their VR profile. Starting in October 2020, everyone using an Oculus device for the first time will need to log in with a Facebook account.

All existing users who already have an Oculus account will have the option to log in with Facebook and merge their Oculus and Facebook accounts. All existing users who choose not to merge their accounts will have the option to continue using their Oculus account for two years.

After January 1, 2023, support will end for all Oculus accounts. Those who choose not to merge their accounts at that time will be allowed to continue using their device, but full functionality will require a Facebook account.

According to Oculus — “Giving people a single way to log into Oculus—using their Facebook account and password— will make it easier to find, connect, and play with friends in VR.”

Visit ocul.us/updates to learn more.