Respawn’s Medal of Honor VR game recommends a surprisingly sturdy PC, 180GB of space •

The recommended specifications for Respawn’s Medal of Honor VR game have been published and are surprisingly strict.

Recommended specifications can be found on the Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond Steam page, which will be released on December 12. The weight is as follows.

  • Requires 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel i7 9700K equivalent or higher
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia RTX 2080 equivalent or higher
  • Storage: 180GB of available space

Only the line “Requires 64-bit processor and operating system” is listed under the minimum specification. I think we need more than that.

It’s worth comparing these recommendations to the minimum specifications for Valve’s flagship VR game, Half-Life: Alyx (there are no recommendations for Half-Life: Alyx).

  • Requires 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Core i5-7500 / Ryzen 5 1600
  • Memory: 12GB RAM
  • Graphics: GTX 1060 / RX 580-6GB VRAM

Half-Life: Compared to Alyx, the Medal of Honor wants a more powerful processor, more memory, and a better graphics card. Also note that you need 180GB of storage space. It’s a huge amount for VR games. Well, in any game, really-unless you’re Call of Duty.

Respawn said the Polygon Medal of Honor actually needs 340 GB of space to unpack and install before settling into a 180 GB storage footprint. We also strongly recommend that you install the game on SSD instead of HDD.

So what’s happening here? In an Oculus subreddit post, Oculus Studios executive producer Mike “Mdoran” Doran said he could run the game on lower hardware than the recommended specs indicate, but “you may notice a drop in hitch / frame rate. not”.

But SSD seems to be very important. “And whatever you do, be sure to use SSDs to play this game,” says Doran.

Later, in a later post, Doran added:

“We have recommended specs because we are confident that we can provide a great experience for players throughout the game. You can play even if you are using hardware that does not comply with these specs, but it is accurate. Performance depends on many other factors, such as which area of ​​the game is being played, which headset you are using, and so on.

“If you don’t know how it works in hardware, it’s perfectly understandable that you don’t want to take the plunge with a 170GB download.”

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond has 6 missions, each with 9 levels. Levels last from 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the situation, difficulty and playstyle. There is a mix of open levels, story-focused levels, and rail-based levels taken from a moving vehicle. And there’s a complete suite of competitive multiplayer modes.

Doran said he expects it to take 10-12 hours in single player, depending on the difficulty and whether he’s shooting for 100% completion. Single player includes campaigns, museums, survival modes, live fire gauntlets, achievements, collectibles, other content to unlock in the OSS office, and shooting ranges.

“The feature of this game is that it has so many levels and modes that we decided to keep the recommended specifications modest,” Doran explained.

“You can play on low-end hardware, but you’ll probably see some downturns here and there. Respawn is really pushing the boundaries of VR in this game, which comes at a fairly high resource cost.”

so! If you want Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, the VR game that has received the most attention since Half-Life: Alyx, make sure your SSD has plenty of space to play on a sturdy PC.

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