Watch David Attenborough Get Schooled by David Attenborough in Virtual Reality

By Tom Pritchard on at

Back in March it was revealed that Sky had enlisted the help of David Attenborough to create a virtual reality learning experience, with the naturalist/TV presenter teaching users inside a virtual recreation of London's National History Museum. Hold the World was made specifically for the relaunch of Sky's virtual reality app, and now that launch has arrived. To commemorate the occasion, Sky strapped a headset onto Attenborough himself, so he could learn from his virtual counterpart.

In case you forgot, the whole thing was put together using over 100 cameras to create a realistic holographic version of the man himself rather than just plonking a 360-degree camera on the table while Attenborough was teaching you about fossils. Hold the World is made up of several experience, each lasting between 20 and 60 minutes, with the option to change locations within the museum.

Sky VR is exclusive to Sky VIP customers, and is available on Android, iOS, Google Daydream, Oculus Rift, and Gear VR. Hold the World is only available on Daydream, Gear VR, and Rift, however, alongside a standalone app on Windows Mixed Reality. Alternatively, it will also be available in the Natural History Museum itself.