• Sky launches new virtual reality immersive experience with original TV series Britannia
  • Cutting-edge VR photogrammetry and volumetric capture technology was employed
  • Sky executive producer: “By blending cinematic and game production techniques”

Britannia VR immersive programme (Sky)

Britannia VR: Sky’s new immersive programme 

Source: Sky

The Sky premiere of season two of its genre-bending and psychedelic show Britannia airs tonight with the exclusive launch of Britannia VR: Out of Your Mind - a new virtual reality (VR) experience.

Britannia VR: Out of Your Mind was created by Sky VR Studios and developed by Hammerhead. It uses cutting-edge VR photogrammetry and volumetric capture techniques to realistically capture the sets, props and cast.

In the VR experience fans can choose to be immersed in a world of Druid magic and mysticism or enter an intoxicating world of Roman imperialism and power.

Throughout the experience they will be presented with several engaging and unique interactions using their VR headset.

Sky VR and Sky Cinema executive producer Neil Graham said: “We are delighted to bring the world of Britannia to life through this truly immersive interactive VR experience.

“By blending cinematic and game production techniques, we are able to truly showcase the epic scale and ambition of Britannia. Working together with Vertigo and Hammerhead we are extremely proud of what we’ve been able to create together”.

Hammerhead is an immersive media company, based in London and Newcastle, specialising in the creation of immersive content for AR, VR and XR, pioneering the next generation of immersive content for consumer and entertainment IP.

Hammerhead worked with Sky VR Studios on the VR experience. Joint managing director Simon Windsor said: “Britannia VR continues our work creating highly realistic and emotive immersive experiences - bringing fans into the world of Britannia to interact and experience the drama and magic as though there themselves.

“Sky’s pioneering approach to new volumetric production techniques helps connect fans with the characters and their stories in powerful new ways and we’re thrilled with our latest collaboration.”

Britannia VR: Out of Your Mind is one of many Sky VR experiences created for Sky original productions which include A Discovery of Witches and Curfew.

Britannia VR: Out of Your Mind was directed by Kim-Leigh Pontin and produced by Daniel Bougourd, Neil Graham and Kim-Leigh Pontin for Sky. Steve Jelly, Sally Blake and Simon Windsor lead the production for Hammerhead.

All ten episodes of Britannia series two are available now on Sky and TV streaming service NOW TV.

Britannia VR: Out of Your Mind is available now on SteamVR and will be launching soon on the Oculus store.