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David Attenborough's next documentary aims for Oculus Rift release

Along with traditional video formats, Atlantic Productions has revealed plans to release its upcoming documentary, Conquest of the Skies, in a special edition designed specifically for the Oculus Rift VR headset.

"We're now filming for the Oculus Rift, so when we filmed our recent flight in Borneo, we filmed with an eight-camera rig, so you got the full [360 degree] experience," said Atlantic's commercial director John Morris in an interview with Real Screen. Later, Morris described the advent of VR technology as akin to the birth of the film industry.

Perhaps even more notable than the Oculus Rift headset, is this film's inclusion of Sir David Attenborough. If you've seen a well-produced nature documentary at any point in the last four decades, odds are very good it was narrated by Attenborough. At this point his name is synonymous with thoughtful, majestic footage of our planet's many natural wonders, and Attenborough's inclusion in this project adds immediate legitimacy to Atlantic's attempt at cracking a new entertainment medium.

Conquest of the Skies is currently filming in Borneo, and is slated for a debut broadcast later this year.