IBM Japan have teamed up with Sword Art Online to bring the world of VRMMOs to life!

Based on the Sword Art Online franchise, Sword Art Online: The Beginning aims to bring participants into a virtual space!

The project showcases the potential of IBM Cognitive Computing, which supports human decision-making, as well as IBM’s high performance cloud service ‘Soft Layer’.

IBM are currently looking for applicants for an alpha test of the new game which will take place in Tokyo from March 18-20. Candidates will need to apply via a lottery and 208 people will be chosen for the experience.

Participants will be scanned and a 3D model entered into the game. There, they will be able to interact with a virtual space and other participants, and hopefully beat up some frenzy boars.

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