Who Says Videogames Can’t Teach You Anything?
An art and history museum in Brussels, the Cinquantenaire Museum, made an addition to their Egyptian exhibit on Wednesday by using the recently released Discovery Tour mode in Assassin’s Creed Origins. The museum plans to allow attendees to play the mode in the exhibit until the end of April.
Those who want to play will still have to pay an entrance fee (10 euros) for the exhibit but they can play the Discovery Tour mode itself for free at two game stations that are there.
“It’s a very good way to get people interested for sure. It’s not so much about ‘teaching’, it’s about letting people experience ancient time like they might have been,” said Bart Schouppe, who is in charge of external communications at the museum, in an email interview with COGconnected.
“Learning about history is like traveling to a foreign country: you discover beautiful cultures and strange traditions, but you also get to see what people’s lives were like back then. We feel this game is a good addition to that kind of experience,” Schouppe explained.
The museum had a partnership with Ubisoft for using the Discovery Tour mode but they haven’t been paid any money for using the game mode in their exhibit, says Schouppe.
Schouppe also said that the museum’s staff hasn’t decided yet on whether or not to bring back the Discovery Tour mode addition after the end of April.
So gamers, what do you think about this Discovery Mode tour so far? What are your favorite parts of it? Which tour was the most interesting for you? Any Belgian readers out there that are planning to go to this museum in Brussels in order to play this game mode alongside Ancient Egyptian artifacts? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!