IBM backed Sword Art Online VR Project
A new project titled “Sword Art Online The Beginning Project” which is sponsored by IBM is in the works to make Sword Art Online in actual reality.
Luckily, it seems players will be able to log out. But in all seriousness the VR-MMOProject is in works with IBM, Kadokawa, Namco Bandai, Aniplex, A-1 Pictures, Genco, SAO project, and the SAO production committee.
The project is currently taking applications for 200 people to test the product from March 18th to the 20th in Tokyo Japan. The 200 testers will appear in the 3D world as scans of themselves, using their bodies as the controllers while wearing a VR headsets. The program will also make use of IBM’s Softlayer cloud service and cognitive systems.