The BBC has this week launched a new virtual reality experience, enabling users to learn more about the natural world using the Google Daydream View headset. The collaboration between the BBC and Google has created the BBC Earth VR experience which is now available to download directly from the Google Play online store.
Offering a new way to experience the natural world and learn more about the California coastline and the underwater world that lives beneath the waves. The virtual reality application allows users to meet the “furriest animals on the planet, experience life at microscopic scale and dive into the Deep Ocean with giants.” Check out the promotional video below to learn more about what you can expect from the new BBC Earth VR Android application.
Features of the Earth VR application include the ability to dive with sea otters as they forage for food to sustain them and their families, travel through swathes of giant kelp to learn about the vital role kelp forests play in the health of our oceans, shrink to microscopic levels to discover how zooplankton are key building blocks of the ocean and witnessing the diurnal vertical migration of Humboldt squid to name but a few.
Unfortunately the BBC Earth VR experience is only currently available on the Daydream View virtual reality headset and Android at the current time, but could be made available on other platforms in the near future. As soon as we hear any more information we will keep you up-to-date as always. But for now if you have an Android smartphone or the Daydream View VR headset jump over to the Google Play store where you can witness “creature behaviours and relationships in the ocean’s rich and diverse ecosystems”.