Ubisoft has announced that a new game mode is coming to Assassin’s Creed Origins purely for educational purposes called 'Discovery Tour'. A separate mode from the game free from any storyline or combat, Discovery Tour allows players to simply explore Ancient Egypt and learn about history in virtually guided tours. While it won't be available when the game launches next month, Discovery Tour will be a free update for all, available in early 2018.
Ubisoft promises a comprehensive array of lessons that will be available in this new gameplay mode, offering dozens of tours curated by real historians and Egyptologists. Each tour will focus on a different aspect of Ptolemaic Egypt such as the construction of the Great Pyramids and the life of Cleopatra. "From Alexandria to Memphis, the Nile Delta to the Great Sand Sea, the Giza plateau to the Faiyum Oasis, players can immerse themselves like never before in the rich history of Ancient Egypt."
“From the beginning, the Assassin’s Creed franchise has always explored pivotal moments in history, from the Third Crusade to the Italian Renaissance, and this year Ancient Egypt,” said Jean Guesdon, creative director of Assassin’s Creed Origins. “It’s a dream come true for us to offer Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt, an educational mode built specifically for people to learn more about the incredible history of Ancient Egypt through the interactive experience made possible via a video game.”
Assassin's Creed Origins is set to release on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One on October 27.