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Sky VR brings the Natural History Museum to your house

20 April 2017, 03:10 | Jodi Jackson

Image Users with a VR set-up will be able to get a personal tour from Sir David

It's been two years in the making but now you can have guided tour with Sir David

"We think virtual reality and augmented reality has good long-term potential", Sky's group chief executive Jeremy Darroch said Thursday, adding that Sky considered Attenborough and the Natural History Museum "the ideal partnership" to attract consumers to the new technology.

You can find out more details about this new VR experience with Sky and Sir David Attenborough over at Sky at the link below.

Great news for anyone anxious by the fact that Sir David Attenborough is 90, as Sky has announced plans to turn the world's greatest natural history broadcaster into a virtual reality hologram.

You'll be able to hold up, peer inside, tilt and look more closely at the objects, which will include fossils, bones and skulls from the museum.

Sky transforms Sir David Attenborough into a virtual reality hologram
Image Sir David says the experience is 'an extraordinary new step' in learning about nature

Dubbed "Hold the World", the experience will comprise a serious a TV documentary clips and bespoke, interactive video game technology. "It represents an extraordinary new step in how people can explore and experience nature, all from the comfort of their own homes".

The Sky VR Studio is behind the experience, produced by immersive content studio Factory 42. "So in this ground-breaking new experience from Sky, people can handle precious dinosaur fossils and delicate insects with a holographic Sir David Attenborough as their guide".

"Hold the World" is the first of 12 VR movies Sky is creating.

The virtual exhibit will go into production later in 2017. An exact release date is still unclear.




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