More In-Game Footage of IBM’s Sword Art Online Virtual Reality MMO Project

Brief view of what testers noticed in the “Nervegear Prototype” in final month’s check

IBM Japan posted extra in-sport footage from its “Sword Art Online: The Beginning” virtual reality demonstration on Friday.

Those who participated within the demonstration had been in a position to scan their bodies, which have been then rendered as 3D avatars for the demonstration. Users had been then in a position to manipulate their in-game avatar utilizing quite a lot of hardware, together with an Oculus Rift (Developer Kit 2) for head-monitoring and VR visuals, Leap Motion and Ovrvision for hand manipulation, a Microsoft Kinect 2 for physique motion, and particular footwear to detect foot motion. The hardware was labeled “Nervegear Prototype.” “Nervegear” is the name of the virtual reality hardware utilized by the characters within the unique Sword Art Online story to work together with the game.

The beginning of the demonstration positioned customers in a “bazaar” atmosphere, permitting them to check their capacity to govern world objects. Later within the demonstration, customers have been in a position to combat The Gleam Eyes (from the 74th flooring of the game within the unique story), alongside three different users.

Pre-registration for the “Alpha” of the demonstration reached ninety nine,800 individuals, though solely 208 candidates have been chosen. The check passed off in Tokyo from March 18-20.

IBM Japan refers back to the venture as a “virtual reality massive multiplayer on-line game (VRMMO),” though it has not laid out any plans to proceed the mission previous the preliminary take a look at, nor has it specified if the alpha take a look at would be the the precursor to a bigger VRMMO mission.

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