Go One-on-One with David Attenborough in ‘Hold the World’ VR Museum Experience This Spring

Hold the World, an upcoming VR experience from Sky, will let you go face-to-face with Sir David Attenborough, the English broadcaster and world’s foremost naturalist as he explains the finer details of some of the creatures in the world we call home.

The experience, which is slated to arrive on Gear VR, Oculus Rift and Daydream VR sometime this spring, takes you to London’s Natural History Museum and puts you right across the table from Attenborough.

Captured volumetrically by more than 100 cameras, Attenborough acts as your personal guide, explaining the importance of each artefact and object selected from the museum’s collection, including a blue whale, a stegosaurus, a trilobite, a dragonfly, a butterfly and a pterosaur.

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There, you’ll be able to pick up rare specimens from the London’s Natural History Museum and take you “behind the scenes to explore areas usually closed to the public,” a Sky blog post states.

Attenborough is no stranger to VR documentaries, as he’s lent his voice to several VR experiences including First Life and VR Dive.

”Sharing my passion for the natural world is something I have done for many years through different technologies, from the days of the black-and-white TV to colour, HD, 3D, 4K and now the virtual reality,” said Attenborough. “Hold the World is an extraordinary next step in how we can communicate and educate people about experiences they wouldn’t usually have access to in the real world. I am delighted about what users can learn and discover from the Natural History Museum’s treasures in this new VR experience – it really is one of the most convincing and bewitching experiences that the world of technology has yet produced.”

Hold The World will be available through the Sky VR app on Google Daydream View, Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift, and will also be temporarily available as a standalone app on Microsoft Windows “Mixed Reality” VR headsets before it launches on Sky VR for other headsets.

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