The UK chain continues to bet on the production of immersive experiences, which this time transport us to the struggle of the suffragettes and the Second World War.
BBC HD, a division of the British chain dedicated to the production of immersive content through third parties, has announced two new experiences inspired by real events: Make Noisewhich will celebrate the right to vote won by women at the beginning of the last century, and 1943: Berlin Blitz, a story that will take us back to World War II.
“The BBC VR Hub exists to excite audiences by creating the most exciting experiences imaginable with the power of VR, and these two do it, but in very different ways. Make Noise uses voice technology in an innovative way to put yourself in the place of suffragettes, encouraging you to follow their lead and use your voice to change the world. 1943-Berlin Blitz, on the other hand, uses VR to breathe new life into the BBC archive, using an extraordinary piece of journalism to transport it to Berlin at the height of World War II. It really gives an idea of how brave the Royal Air Force and BBC war correspondents were at the time, and provides a new context for the threats our colleagues face today when reporting from dangerous situations, ” he says Zillah Watson, given by BBC VR Hub.
In Make Noise, which has been developed by Anagram, we will use our own voice to break down the barriers that the suffragettes faced, which will lead us to hum, sing and shout together with the actress Nikki Amuka-Bird, who is in charge of narrating the experience. Through a series of colorful and abstract worlds that represent the different stages of the struggle for suffrage, we will learn the history of this dramatic movement that finally succeeded.
The second experience, 1943: Berlin Blitz, has been developed by Immersive VR Education, a company known for experiences such as Apollo 11 VR and Titanic VR. On this occasion, we will be heading to the German city of Berlin aboard an RAF bomber, a trip in which we will follow in the footsteps of the BBC war correspondent Wynford Vaughan-Thomas, whose real radio broadcast (taken from the BCC archives) will accompany us on the way.
Both experiences will be launched this year, and the Second World War experience will be tested this weekend at an RAF event in Fairford, England.