IBM Japan Announces Sword Art Online Virtual Reality Project

IBM Japan has announced Sword Art Online: The Beginning, a virtual reality project that aims to realize the world of the popular Sword Art Online light novel series.

Rather than use a controller, the game will be played by moving your body. Reki Kawahara, creator of the Sword Art Online series, calls it “completely different from any game experience so far.”

The project uses a a next-generation computing system called the “Cognitive System” that supports human decision-making, as well as “SoftLayer,” IBM’s high performance cloud system that produces the ambiance of a real world.

At the official website , IBM are taking applications  until March 4 for a prototype alpha test to be held between March 18 and 20 in Tokyo. A total of 208 applicants will be accepted.


(Source: Gematsu )


This is the start of the future gaming technology! Maybe someday near the future, technology will evolve and we will be closer in imitating the NerveGear. Though, we don’t want to get stuck in the game like in Sword Art Online lol. A more advanced gaming experience is getting closer and closer and it develops and improves as time goes by.



22 thoughts on “IBM Japan Announces Sword Art Online Virtual Reality Project”

      1. Same for me when I see a friend like you or others if I get caught in the situation. I would give up my life to save my friends but I guess it’s easier said than done. Lol.


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