Ubisoft Announces New Educational Mode With No Combat in Assassin’s Creed Origins

New Mode Designed to Teach Players About Life in Ancient Egypt

One of the best aspects of playing a new Assassin’s Creed game so frequently is that players can experience a new era/world that has been recreated from a huge amount of research and historic resources. With Assassin’s Creed Origins launching in less than a month, Ubisoft has announced Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt, a new educational mode coming in early 2018 that will allow players to explore Ancient Egypt and learn about its history at their leisure.

Assassin's Creed Origins discover tour main screen

It’s similar to other free-roam modes seen in other games like Far Cry but this will be “free of combat, storyline or time constraints.” There will be guided tours scattered about the world that has been curated by historians and Egyptologists on key areas such as the Great Pyramids, mummification, and the life of Cleopatra.

“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.”

Discovery Tour will be a free update for anyone that purchases Assassin’s Creed Origins which launches on October 27th for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

This sounds like a very cool addition to the game and serves as a great way to educate people about Ancient Egypt. We hope this becomes a trend in future AC titles. Feel free to let us know what you think about this new mode in the comments section below.

SOURCE: press release