Life In VR Is A Blue Planet-Inspired VR App From The BBC

by Jamie Feltham • February 14th, 2018

Fans of the BBC’s Blue Planet series will definitely want to check out the organization’s latest app, available now on Google Daydream.

BBC Earth: Life in VR is a fully interactive VR experience inspired by the corporation’s nature documentaries. Instead of another companion 360 degree video like those made for Planet Earth and Blue Planet, users will be able to dive into a 3D world and learn about its inhabitants. For the first installment, California Coast, you’ll explore Pacific waters, meeting all kinds of wildlife along the way. Check out the trailer below.

Viewers will start out following a sea otter foraging for food before diving deeper into the trenches and uncovering unique kinds of aquatic life. You’ll be able to interact with those you meet along the way using the Daydream controller. It looks like a colorful piece that will demonstrate the educational benefits of VR quite well.

The piece was developed by Preloaded in partnership with BBC Earth Products. Like BBC’s other VR apps, which include the excellent The Turning Forest, it’s free to download. This might be kind of app that feels right at home on Lenovo’s upcoming standalone Daydream headset.

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