BBC Earth Life In VR available to download now from Google Play
BBC Studios today announced that they have teamed up with Google and Lenovo to launch BBC Earth: Live in VR on the new Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream headset.
Allowing the user to enter a real-time world and witness first-hand the creature behaviours and relationships that sustain the ocean’s rich and diverse ecosystems, BBC Earth: Life in VR moves the user from a passive viewer to an active participant and provides VR-only moments that have never before been experienced by audiences.
Designed for the Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream headset, BBC Earth: Life in VR represents the first generation of titles using WorldSense, a new technology from Google that understands your movement in space without the need to set up any external sensors allowing for a heightened sense of presence. Other features include:
A real-time behaviour system for example, this enables the otters within the game to be aware and respond to the player and one another, as well as move dynamically based on their respective positions.
A dynamic and spatialised sound and music system allowing users to maintain emotional resonance and relevance to what is being experienced.
A GPU instancing technique to bring 16,000 krill to life in a reactive and swarming experience, making the user feel as though they are really there.