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?
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]