Sword Art Online, or what most people refer to as SAO is one of the anime series that started the boom for VRMMO’s. SAO helped create the excitement, and hope that one day we will have a truly immersive VR game, as well as wanting a VRMMO in general. There were rumors and small little posts here and there about a VRMMO of SAO coming out, and many people were saying it was a fake and hoax, however https://www.facebook.com/SwordArtOnlineBestPage/ came out and posted a video of some very early alpha/indev video of what seems to be a dungeon for the game itself.
On top of this, IBM Japan also came out and announced the game to be called “Sword Art Online The Beginning” with Bandai Namco, Aniplex several other partners. The IBM official video is right here:
The Alpha test will be tested by 208 alpha testers that will sadly only be in the Tokyo Metropolitan area and will be held March 18th and 20th.
There isn’t much known, or released about the game other than the two videos listed above. Keep in mind that the first video displayed hasn’t been confirmed by IBM as their game, and could be proven to be another game or fan made project in the works. The only thing we know right now, is the game is set to be released for the Oculus Rift, as well as the HTC Vive.
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