Sir David Attenborough is to host a new interactive VR experienced.  Hold the World is commissioned by Sky VR and featuring London’s Natural History Museum.

Hold the World will combine the documentary format with video game and Virtual Reality (VR) technology.

Sir David, the world’s favourite nature presenter, will be your expert guide through the VR experience through the rare fossils and specimens from the Natural History Museum‘s collection.  The cutting edge technology used in this immersive, interactive experience allows participants to virtually hold, examine and in some cases bring to life specimens.

The 3D virtual reality experience goes into production later this year and will be available on a variety of interactive VR platforms.

The series is commissioned by Sky VR Studio and produced by Factory 42, in association with Dream Reality Interactive and Talesmith.

Sir Michael Dixon, Director of the Natural History Museum, said, “We are always looking for innovative ways to share our collection, and Hold the World offers the chance to explore it as never before.

“Objects in the Museum’s collection hold invaluable data about the origins of life, the Earth and our solar system – stories that are key to us understanding how best to protect our future.

“We are delighted to be working with Sky, Sir David Attenborough and Factory 42 to tell these stories using exciting new technology.”

Image: Natural History Museum