Here’s something a little strange: Ubisoft has released a trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate’s Jack the Ripper DLC for VR. How peculiar. If you own the Samsung Gear VR, you’ll be able to watch it using that. You’ll move your head around and explore the world in 360 degrees as the trailer plays out. For those who don’t own the Samsung Gear VR, the trailer is also available to view in 360 degrees via Facebook and YouTube.
“Nicolas [Bouchet] and I started working on this as a test to see how we could adapt a trailer to offer a true VR experience,” says Adrian Lacey, Director of IP Development at Ubisoft Montpelier. “Originally, we hadn’t planned on releasing it, but the results were so good we had to share 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.”
The Jack the Ripper DLC is available now for PS4 and Xbox One, with the PC release coming December 22nd. The trailer is down below (from YouTube), so give it a watch and see what all the 360 video fuss is all about.