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BBC Earth, Preloaded to explore micro-habitats in mixed-reality experience

BBC Studios Natural History Unit has partnered with London, England-based games studio Preloaded to co-produce a mixed-reality program that allows audiences to explore micro habitats. Slated to launch later this year ...
August 1, 2019

BBC Studios Natural History Unit has partnered with London, England-based games studio Preloaded to co-produce a mixed-reality program that allows audiences to explore micro habitats.

Slated to launch later this year on the Magic Leap One spatial computing system, BBC Earth – Micro Kingdoms: Senses for Magic Leap will allow users to virtually interact with the inhabitants of those “micro kingdoms.”

The project is funded by the Magic Leap Independent Creator program, which is designed to offer creators the financial, development and marketing support to develop experiences on the company’s virtual platform, and follows last year’s release of BBC Earth: Life in VR, developed by the same team.

“The ambition of the Natural History Unit is always to connect new audiences in new ways to the wonders of the natural world  – and in working with Preloaded on this exciting new project we are achieving that in groundbreaking new ways,” said Doug Hope, executive producer at BBC Studios Natural History Unit, in a release.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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