Assassin’s Creed Origins Discovery Tour Coming Early 2018
Assassin’s Creed Origins Discovery Tour Offers Digital Museum to Players
Ubisoft have today announced Assassin’s Creed Origins Discovery Tour, a new game mode coming in early 2018.
Discovery Tour, which will be available as a free update, allows users to explore the re-created Egypt without any combat and instead allows them to explore a living museum of historical information.
The mode will be separate from the main game and has been curated by historians and Egyptologists to ensure its accuracy with the intention for it to go beyond just gamers.
Over on the Ubisoft blog, creative director on the game Jean Guesdon explained the thinking behind Assassin’s Creed Origins Discovery Tour:
“This is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time, that we’ve been asked to do by teachers, by institutions. Discovery Tour is another way to enjoy the beauty of the world we’ve recreated.
“It’s a more educative mode, so it’s clearly focused on education and on bringing to people actual facts, more academic knowledge.
“We spent years recreating Ancient Egypt, documenting ourselves, validating the content with historians, with consultants, and we feel that many more people than just the players can benefit from that.”
Ubisoft hopes the mode can be a useful tool for teachers and students to learn more about subjects such as mummification, Cleopatra or the Great Pyramids.
In previous Assassin’s Creed games, small pieces of history were delivered via Animus database entries which offered details on a location, character or building.
Now the publisher is seemingly attempting to make the historical draw of the game more interactive not just for players but those with an interest in history more academically.
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