Sword Art Online fans might finally be able to live their fantasy of entering the virtual MMO’s world thanks to IBM Japan’s recently-revealed Sword Art Online: The Beginning. While the virtual reality project likely won’t have a harsh death penalty for failing, it plans to bring Sword Art Online to life in a whole new way.
Sword Art Online: The Beginning will use the Cognitive System and IBM’s high-performance SoftLayer cloud system to reproduce the world of Reki Kawahara’s light novels. Players will immerse themselves in it by moving their body rather than using a controller, and IBM is currently taking applications for a prototype alpha test.
Here’s the official website, and you can see a teaser below.