Jack the Ripper cuts some moves in new AC: Syndicate VR trailer

Assassin's Creed Syndicate Jack the Ripper DLC

The new Assassin's Creed Syndicate: Jack the Ripper DLC trailer doesn't really tell us anything that we didn't learn from last week's story trailer: Jack has better moves than rank-and-file Assassin flunkies, and a serious mad on for Evie Frye. But it's cool stuff nonetheless, because it's a "VR trailer," with full support for 360-degree viewing through the Samsung Gear.

The 360-degree view works on conventional PCs as well by clicking and dragging the YouTube screen. It's probably not as immersive as the VR experience, although I don't have a Gear headset so I can't say so unequivocally, but it works quite well either way. You can even drag around the intro text and Ubisoft logo, although you'll end up staring at a black screen if you do.

It's possible that there are secrets hidden here and there in the trailer, in corners or down halls that aren't seen by default, that hint at what's coming in the DLC. I watched it a few times and didn't pick up on anything obvious, but I'm not super-tuned-in to Assassin's Creed and so subtler notes may well have escaped my notice.

For now, I'm sticking with my theory that Jack is Jacob and this is all just a sibling squabble that's got a bit out of hand. We'll find out the truth on, or shortly after, December 22, when J-Rip makes his way to the PC. If you can't wait that long to learn the truth, you can probably pick up some spoilers from the console version of the DLC, which is out today.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.