The next exciting BBC experience will not appear on Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. He will be released on Magic Leap One.
The organization introduced a new augmented reality experience called BBC Earth – Micro Kingdoms: Senses for AR Headsets. Designed by Preloaded and BBC Studios, the experience will use the AR headset to digitally project micro-living environments from the natural world into your living room.
Imagine, for example, that you are laying a colony of ants on a coffee table. According to a press release, experience will reveal the “invisible forces” that make these habitats function. It can be a rather intriguing use of AR technology. Imagine a documentary in the style of David Attenborough, where you could bend over and carefully examine the creatures and the environment presented without risking your life.
Preloaded also collaborated with the BBC to create the Life in VR app for Google Daydream. The team also worked on one of Within’s AR experiences, a brief history of amazing tricks. The latest experience is being developed as part of the Independent Creator Magic Leap program. It was designed to provide funding and mentoring for those who want to get into the AR industry. Another experience developed as part of the initiative, PuzzlAR, was released last week.
BBC Earth – Micro Kingdoms: Senses will appear on Magic Leap later this year. At the moment, the Magic Leap headset remains at the Creator Edition stage and is mainly intended for developers. There is still no word on when a more consumer-oriented headset can be released. However, with the help of the Independent Creator program, Magic Leap hopes to create a thriving ecosystem.
When this happens, VRcue will let you know about it.