BBC to Commemorate World War One with First VR Proms Experience

The BBC has announced it will release its first VR experience to honour the centenary of World War One, as part of its annual Proms concert season in London.

“Nothing to be Written”, which debuts on August 21st at Imperial College Union in London, UK, was designed for Oculus Go. It will be made available via other VR and BBC platforms later in the year, the broadcaster says. The experience was developed by the BBC’s VR Hub, in collaboration with creative agency 59 Productions.

It was co-commissioned by the BBC, Edinburgh International Festival and 14-18 Now, a UK arts programme initiated to celebrate the centenary. The experience will tour 14-18 Now events throughout the autumn and make its international premiere at the Raindance Film Festival, which visits several major cities across Europe, the US and Canada.