Assassin’s Creed Origins is exactly one month away from retail release and somehow is still full of surprises. Ubisoft has revealed a new mode for the series called Discovery Mode, a mode completely free of any game mechanics, becoming a learning tool that will be curated by Egyptian experts. This new mode is something unheard of for any video game, and with enough support and feedback, will hopefully become part of the future of the series. This concept has the internet abuzz with excitement, and with an in-depth look at the ancient rituals and day to day life of the Egyptians being fascinating, this is a great thing for everyone.
It’s a shame that there will be no support for PlayStation VR, such a wonderful learning tool, I’d love to see the game and VR technology come together for a unique experience.
Read more about it on the UbiBlog.
Today, Ubisoft announced that a new game mode is coming to Assassin’s Creed Origins, called Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt, which will allow players to explore Ancient Egypt and learn about its history from guided tours. Discovery Tour will be a free update for all Assassin’s Creed Origins owners available in early 2018.
In this dedicated mode, players can free roam the entire interactive 3D recreation of Ancient Egypt in Assassin’s Creed Origins, free of combat, storyline or time constraints. 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. Discovery Tour will offer dozens of guided tours curated by historians and Egyptologists, each with a focus on a different aspect of Ptolemaic Egypt, such as the Great Pyramids, mummification or 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.