IBM makes small number of gamers VR demo of ‘Sword Art Online MMORPG’




IBM last weekend 208 people a glimpse of the alpha demo of a “Sword Art Online-MMORPG” never going to appear. Users were customized versions of VR goggles with Leap Motion sensors for the interaction in the VR world.

Sword Art Online is a particular book in Japan wildly popular series, aimed at young people, which is about several VR MMORPG’s. In February, IBM Japan announced that there is an actual VR environment for Sword Art Online was developed. Those interested could sign up for an alpha demo, something that did more than a hundred thousand people, writes VR Scout. Among other Japanese Daiuki got a demo.

Last weekend, only 208 lucky people were able to experience the demo. Their body was scanned to give the virtual weather in the online environment. In addition, the players were given a special pair of shoes that could be tracked, while Kinect 2 sensor detected their body movements. The VR helmets they were on was a prototype based on the Oculus Rift DK2 and named Nerve Gear. On the helmet is a Leap Motion sensor connected to interpret hand and arm movements, as well as a stereo camera Ovrvision was present.

Players could meet in sessions of four people simultaneously in a kind of bazaar area of ​​the Sword Art Online-world, and also maintain interaction with objects. At the end they were able to fight the final boss The Gleam Eyes.

IBM is a sponsor of the project, just as tech showcase is meant for the potential of SoftLayer’s cloud service company to handle large amounts of data. It is not known whether the project continued and / or expanded, but is likely to remain at the 20 minute demo


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