BBC to Release VR Film for Daydream

The BBC has confirmed that it will launch a new VR film, “The Turning Forest” free on Google’s Daydream platform. A trailer has already been shown (with pretty good binaural audio, so use headphones – Man. Ed.) and the film was originally designed for the Rift. However, it has been improved in interface since a showing at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Zillah Watson, executive producer of BBC R&D, said: “The Turning Forest is unique in that it’s been designed from the sound up, using state-of-the-art audio to help transport people to a magical world.

“It takes advantage of decades of research and experience from our own team, partners and universities to create a beautiful soundscape that we hope people will love.”

The Turning Forest has been produced by the BBC’s Research & Development team in collaboration with virtual reality production studio VRTOV.