Sky has backed virtual reality in a big way, even setting up its own in-house VR studio to work on its films. Now it's announced another VR project – it's turning Sir David Attenborough into a virtual reality hologram.
The veteran broadcaster will appear in a film screened at the Natural History Museum in London called 'Hold the World'. By donning a VR headset, viewers will be able to fondle rare objects in virtual reality while a hologram-form Attenborough passes on his insights on each specimen.
You don't need to travel to the museum to experience it, either. Sky says you'll be able to watch it at home, providing you have the right kit, that is.
Objects will include fossils, bones and skulls, all from the Natural History Museum's collection.
"I have enjoyed helping people discover more about the natural world, and 'Hold the World' offers people a unique opportunity: to examine rare objects, some millions of years old, up close," said Sir David.
"It represents an extraordinary new step in how people can explore and experience nature, all from the comfort of their own homes and I am delighted to be able to help users uncover some of the treasures the Natural History Museum has to offer in a thrilling new way."
The is the first fully interactive production Sky has done. It was commissioned by Sky's VR Studio, and will be produced by immersive content studio Factory 42. It will go into production later this year.