The legendary actor lends his soothing voice to one of three new VR nature experiences.
When it comes to expertly narrating stunning wildlife footage, there’s no better voice for the job than that of the iconic broadcaster, Sir David Attenborough. The veteran naturalist has a resume that includes credits on monumental projects such as Planet Earth, Planet Earth 2, Life, The Blue Planet and much more.
Now for the first time the dedicated Englishman has brought his talents to VR in one of three new nature-based experiences for the PSVR. Here are the new immersive adventures you can experience using the headset and a PS4/PS4 Pro:
First Life VR
Originally screened at The National Museum of Australia, First Life VR is a 15-minute 360 CGI film narrated by Sir David Attenborough that takes users on an investigation of the Earth’s earliest inhabitants and the secrets of their evolution. Sir Attenborough guides you through ancient oceans as you interact with the fascinating sea creatures that inhabited the Cambrian waters 540 million years ago. State-of-the-art computer renderings deliver accurate renditions of the terrifying Anomalocaris & the worm-like Hallucigenia. For an informative CGI VR experience that features the velvety tones of Sir David Attenborough, head to the PlayStation Store and pick it up for $5.66.
Atomic Ghost Fleet
Atomic Ghost Fleet is an 18-minute underwater journey that takes you through the sunken relics of Pacific’s tropical blue lagoons. Declared off-limits due to nuclear testing conducted almost 70 years ago, the site was finally opened to the state-of-the-art Alucia research vessel and her crew. All of their findings were captured in 360° video and are now available for your viewing pleasure for $3.91.
Cocos Shark Island
Cocos Shark Island give us a captivating up-close look at the intense feeding time of Costa Rica’s hungry shark population. Clocking in at 11 minutes, the nail-biting experience follows a group researchers and scientists as they observe the intimidating creatures just as night swallows their underwater paradise laying 340 miles off the coast of Cocos Island. Legendary explorer Jacques Cousteau described the location as, “the most beautiful island in the world.” Experience the captivating location yourself for $3.91.
With Planet Earth 2 having wrapped this past December and Planet Earth 3 a long way from any form of release, this may be your only taste of Attenborough talking nature for some time. If you have a PSVR headset this is probably a collection you’ll want to add to your library.