A small preview video for the recent alpha test of the alpha test for IBM’s Sword Art Online: The Beginning Virtual Reality experience has been released. This little video showcases the visuals that players experience in the Alpha test. A total of 208 people were able to participate in the test that is being held in Tokyo this weekend.
Sword Art Online: The Beginning is currently in production with an Alpha test starting this weekend for 208 lucky fans. IBM will be leading the game’s development and the results will pave way to more unique Virtual Reality experiences.
The game itself will serve as a prequel to the Sword Art Online game in the series. IBM will be co-developing the experience using their Cognitive Systems, that powers IBM Watson, to produce the game. It will be automated alongside their new cloud technology titled SoftLayer.
The VR systems uses the Oculus Rift DK2 model, branded as the Nerve Gear, with additional sensors in conjunction with a multidirectional treadmill. A Xbox One Kinect is also used to help with tracking player movement.