This is the Closest You Can Get to Really Playing Sword Art Online

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Sword Art Online is an anime series about 6000 players trapped in a VR MMORPG. So what could be more apt than playing a Sword Art Online game with the Oculus Rift VR headset?


About a week ago, Oculus Rift had a booth at Anime Expo 2014. There you could try out an official demo for Sword Art Online. The demo included a scripted boss fight—in which the player had no control over movement or fighting, only over where he or she looked—that was followed by a brief minute of sitting leisurely under a tree with series heroine Asuna.

Sure, it’s only a proof-of-concept type of thing, but it certainly has me excited about what may be to come.

So, this may be a bit premature, but who’s up for joining me in conquering all 100 floors of the floating castle of Aincrad?

New episodes of Sword Art Online are currently airing on Crunchyroll and Daisuki.

Oculus Riftで『ソードアート・オンライン』の《ナーヴギア》が味わえる公式動画が到着! 激しく動いて戦うアスナの姿を動画でチェック [Dengeki Online] via [Ebitsu]



Oh, I am TOTALLY in when that becomes a thing!

But, uh, I'm gonna have to double-check that the Oculus Rift isn't capable of nuking my brain before I join you. Necessary precaution.