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Sir David Attenborough is working on an Oculus Rift nature documentary

Sir David Attenborough is developing a new nature documentary for the Oculus Rift headset, Atantic Productions' commercial director John Morris told realscreen.

The program, which will be called "Conquest of the Skies," is being filmed by the production company and will feature 360 degree views of Borneo.

"We're now filming for the Oculus Rift," said Morris, "so when we filmed our recent flight in Borneo, we filmed with an eight-camera rig, so you got the full 360° experience." So far no date has been set for when the show airs.

British-born Attenborough is a broadcaster and naturalist best known for his work presenting natural history programs including the Life series and other series' produced by BBC.

The virtual reality platform is in the process of becoming acquired by Facebook for $2 billion, it was announced earlier this year. According to a press release from Facebook, the company plans to expand the Oculus Rift headset's applications beyond gaming to broader fields such as media, entertainment, communications and education. At the same time, Facebook wants to "accelerate" the company's growth in the gaming space. The deal is expected to close during the second quarter of 2014.

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