Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, the next big Oculus Studios game, began production years before even the original Quest launched; as such the game has been built from the ground up for PC VR platforms. However, Oculus Studios and Respawn Entertainment say they plan to investigate the possibility of a Quest 2 port of Medal of Honor once the PC version is complete.

While Oculus Studios has funded some ambitious titles over the years for its PC VR platform, games made for its mobile headsets like Gear VR and Go have been undeniably smaller in scope. With the rise of Quest and Quest 2 in the last year and a half, there’s clearly demand for bigger games on the headsets.

With development beginning by at least 2017, well before the first Quest headset was even announced, suddenly shifting the production of Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond to make it compatible with Quest or Quest 2 would be a challenge. But it isn’t off the table, at least once the PC version is done.

Responding to a comment on Reddit, Mike Doran, Oculus Studios Executive Producer, said, “we are going to try, once the PC [build] is finished,” about a Quest 2 port of Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond.

Further asked if this represented intentions of the broader production, which includes Respawn Entertainment as the main developer and parent company Electronic Arts, Doran said, “yes, they’re fully involved and onboard with this ambition.”

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So while it seems like a Quest 2 version of Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond isn’t off the table, ultimately it’s still awaiting further technical investigation. It’s also not clear, if the game was ported, wither it would be on both Quest 2 and the original Quest, or only come to Quest 2 due to its greater performance. Of course, either of the Quest headsets will be able to play the PC version of the game if tethered via Oculus Link.

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We probably won’t have a concrete idea of whether or not the game will get a native Quest 2 port until after the launch of the PC version on December 11th; Doran says it’s not yet clear how long a port would even take.

Interestingly, Medal of Honor will be the first Oculus Studios title to also launch on Steam—and perhaps it’ll be the first to be ported to Quest too.

Thanks to Adil3tr for the tip!

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    This guys reeks of desperation. He’s always running his mouth on Reddit but does anyone seriously believe that after paying for an exclusive game some Facebook exec just happened to think of putting it on Steam and everyone suddenly agreed? They discontinued the Rift S and pivoted to mobile and EA got cold feet and wanted to be on a stable platform like Steam. It takes a special kind of weasel to work for Facebook (Reality Labs) but they can’t actually think we’re this dumb. They don’t even let devs put versions of their games that work on all headsets on their store, they’re not going to put their content on Steam just for giggles.

    • LoneWuff326

      you acting like this is bad news

    • MeowMix

      Lay off the crack pipe ….

    • Gonzax

      By ‘this guy’ who do you mean exactly?

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        This executive from facebook.

        • Gonzax

          Mike D´oran?? He’s a super cool guy who also produced Asgard’s Wrath and Vader Immortal. Always there for players when you need him for questions, technical help or anything else. I wish everyone in business was like him.

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            Not saying he’s a creep, just that a lot of community facing figures can try and lighten the mood by talking about things that aren’t necessarily going to happen.

  • sdrawkcab

    It BETTER be cross-buy or else I’ll just complain, do nothing about it and buy it twice.

    • CastlegarGlenn

      That’ll show ’em :)

  • blue5peed

    Is there a reason this game looks like a saturday morning cartoon? With that kind of art direction a Quest port is a foregone conclusion. Maybe it looks better in person its hard to tell from screenshots.

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      I think because it’s very open with its environments. Sprawling plains, long city streets, etc. Keeping that performant, and this has been in the works for years, isn’t easy.

  • I think that Quest 2 porting would need a huge rework on the graphics

    • Robbie Zeigler

      It would.