IBM Japan has announced that is bringing the popular manga and anime Sword Art Online to life with the first ever Massive Multiplayer Virtual Reality Online Game. My first thought is, “damn that sounds awesome!” Then my second thought is “wait, what the fuck? Do people not remember the plot of the story, people getting trapped in the game and really dying?”
Next month they’re planning on holding a closed beta for around two hundred people. So if all these testers don’t get trapped in the game this could be the licensed property VR needs to take off.
We’ll keep an eye on this as IBM Japan releases more.