IBM Japan has announced VIRTUAL REALITY GAME project Sword Art Online: The Beginning that aims to realize the worlds created in the original series.
Series creator Reki Kawahara calls the project “completely different from any game experience so far."
The game will be played by controlling one's body and will use 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.
Alpha tests will be held between March 18 to 20.
Official Site: http://www.vrmmo-project.jp/