Sir David Attenborough comes in VR to tell you about rocks and minerals

Sir David Attenborough comes in VR to tell you about rocks and minerals

When you think of a person with deep, soothing voice that resonates with everything inside of you, you either think of Morgan Freeman or your father. Unless you grew up in Britain. In the UK, ‘God’s voice’ person would be Sir David Attenborough, hands down. This man has talked about more rocks than there are rocks on this planet, on more media platforms than most contemporary pop stars, with voice - certainly more beautiful and dreamy than most of said stars'. Iconic British naturalist, Sir Attenborough is now also going to star as a hologram in a VR experience, called ‘Hold the World’. His voice and persona are going to guide visitors at London’s Natural History Museum, and educate them about different exhibits and their nature.

The project is a collaboration of UK broadcaster Sky and the Museum, and aims to allow users to explore history and unique natural findings from the comfort of their homes. Imagine a ‘curious’ Saturday afternoon, with your VR set, chilling on the couch and listening to Sir Attenborough’s absolutely lovely voice. That’s how natural history comes in the 21st century.

Speaking of VR sets, though, rumour is that Hold the World will only be available on Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus rift, and iOS. The iOS suggestion is really doubtful, considering that Apple is still to enter the VR arena. No comments have been made about HTC Vive or console VR platforms.

Nonetheless, Sir Attenborough has already starred in VR productions, making appearances in Google’s VR Expeditions and PlayStation VR’s First Life. At 90 years of age, the British broadcaster is fantastically active in his field, putting people’s education and entertainment as his leading cause.


No mention has been made of a possible release date, but we know that it will be at some point “later this year”.

source: Sky via TheVerge

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5 Comments

1. Stranded87

Posts: 51; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I came in VR once. I don't recommend it.

2. j_grouchy

Posts: 164; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

That certainly was an unfortunate choice of wording...

3. limporgyuk

Posts: 353; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

God bless this man - the most respected person in Great Britain

4. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Planet earth documentary in high quality 4K VR would be amazing. I don't think mobile VR would cut it. But maybe PC or PlayStation VR.

5. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Unfortunately sky was acquired recently by some old media-Imperialistic prick

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