According to Vice's Motherboard, Palmer Luckey, a pioneer in virtual reality and the creator of Oculus,
now more known as a component of Facebook's Meta, developed a VR headgear that will actually kill the user if they lose a game.
The new game Sword Art Online, which is based on the Japanese anime and novel of the same name, is launched by players while wearing a NeveGear virtual reality headset.
To leave a mad scientist's virtual world, the players must battle their way out of a 100-floor dungeon.
Three explosive charge modules above the screen that are pointed at the player's forehead are attached to the device.
In the event that a player lost their life while playing, the human's head would be destroyed by the microwave emitter.