David Attenborough Is Here To Take You On A Virtual Reality History Lesson

Tell me more, Dave

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Do you know what the world of Virtual Reality needs? No, not porn, that's already a thing. What it needs is the dulcet tones of David Attenborough guiding you through the world of natural history.

That's what it needs. And, mercifully, it soon will.

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Thanks to Sky (but also no thanks for a 'Super Sunday' that now features games like West Ham vs Burnley. What's that all about?) and London's Natural History Museum, users will soon be able to "handle" rare fossils from the comfort of their own homes.

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Called Hold the World, the new collaboration is said to be a merge between interactive video game technology and TV documentary. Allowing you (yes, you!) the chance to have a hands-on go with some of the oldest and rarest fossils, bones and skulls around; complete with sage insights from Attenborough himself. All you need is a VR set, controller and phone app.

Speaking about the project, Sir David said: "Hold The World offers people a unique opportunity: to examine rare objects, some millions of years old, up close.

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"It represents an extraordinary new step in how people can explore and experience nature, all from the comfort of their own homes."

So far there's no release date for Hold the World, but it will supposedly be compatible with Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift headsets.

Fossils and stuff might be all well and good, but when are we going to see some of this on VR, David?

When?