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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Ubisoft experiments with VR in Syndicate’s Jack the Ripper DLC release trailer


The idea of a VR trailer for a non-VR game seemed odd, but Ubisoft managed to pull it off with the release trailer for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’s first DLC, Jack the Ripper. Those lucky folks with a Samsung Gear VR can get the best experience, but the rest of us can also experience it thanks to the wonder that is YouTube:


Aside from the fact it is through the eyes of Jack The Ripper, one of the most notorious yet unnamed serial killers of all time, the most interesting aspect of the trailer is the use of VR. Adrian Lacey, Director of IP Development at Ubisoft Montpelier, said that the trailer was actually supposed to be a test to see how well it could be adapted to VR - it just ended up working out so well the world needed to see it. "The Jack the Ripper VR trailer is just a small taste of what virtual reality can bring, both in terms of storytelling and how it can help players go deeper into our worlds,” Lacey said in a statement regarding the DLC’s release.

Related reading: Jed’s review of 2015’s entry into the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Syndicate.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’s Jack the Ripper DLC (what a mouthful that is!) is available for download now on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. PC players can expect it on December 22.

- Lindsay M.
News Editor
Ubisoft experiments with VR in Syndicate’s Jack the Ripper DLC release trailer
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