REDMOND, Wash.—Xbox has announced plans to release Desmond, a video game inspired by World War II medic Desmond Doss.
The Adventist conscientious objector saved dozens of fellow soldiers during the World War II Battle of Okinawa without firing or carrying a gun. His story was dramatized in the 2016 film Hacksaw Ridge. Desmond has been framed as a peace-loving spin-off of the ultra-violent Halo shooter game series.
Desmond generates digital halos for players who successfully complete the game by saving 75 wounded soldiers from the battlefield.