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Medal Of Honor Unreal Engine 5 remake leaves fans stunned

Medal Of Honor Unreal Engine 5 remake leaves fans stunned

This Medal of Honor Unreal Engine 5 remake is stunning

Before the likes of Call of Duty and Battlefield arrived on the military shooter scene, there was another and that other was Medal of Honor.

Granted, Medal of Honor was not the first military shooter video game but it’s fair to say that it helped pave the way for the likes of Activision’s Call of Duty series. The first game in the Medal of Honor series was released in 1999 for the original PlayStation before making its way onto other platforms in the years that followed.

Check out the Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond trailer below!

While the first game in the Medal of Honor series was developed by the now-defunct DreamWorks Interactive, the entire series has been published by Electronic Arts meaning that the publisher has provided two of the most iconic military shooters in existence. Sadly, not including a 2020 VR title, the series has been on a hiatus lasting over a decade with the last title being Medal of Honor: Warfighter in 2012.

At the time of writing, there appear to be no signs of the Medal of Honor series making a comeback on main consoles, which is a shame. Electronic Arts is still focused on fixing the Battlefield series and now it seems that the publisher is moving on to its next entry.

While we wallow in the disappointment of the unlikely revival of the Medal of Honor series, a talented indie developer named Jos van Laar has taken matters into their own hands by reimagining Medal of Honor: Allied Assault from 2002, a game that was released on PC. The remake (of sorts) is powered by Unreal Engine 5 and it left fans stunned by its quality.

“With the power and fidelity of Unreal Engine 5, I was able to recreate and remaster the Algerian town of Arzew, featured in the opening mission,” said van Laar in the description of the YouTube video. “It was a lot of fun to make, with the help of Quixel's Megascans, the Epic marketplace and friends and family.”

“I don't understand why nobody has thought of remastering this masterpiece. It's such a missed opportunity,” said MalkaExplains in the comments section of the video. “The atmosphere, the music, the feel, gosh it has everything. Amazing work” exclaimed Definitely_not_Andrew_Yoshiaki.

The locations created in the reimagining are very well-detailed and the use of the Medal of Honor: Allied Assault soundtrack slaps with a massive dose of nostalgia. It must be noted that the reimagining has been created for educational purposes and will not be made public to play, to avoid the wrath of the Electronic Arts lawyers.

It remains to be seen whether Electronic Arts will ever give us a main entry in the Medal of Honor series again, but I certainly hope that it does. In the meantime, at least from an Electronic Arts perspective, all we can hope for is that the Battlefield series returns to its former glory.

Featured Image Credit: Electronic Arts/Jos van Laar (via YouTube)

Topics: Battlefield, Call Of Duty, EA, Indie Games, PC, PlayStation, Unreal Engine, Xbox