While free-roaming an open and expansive ancient Egypt as beautiful as the one Ubisoft has created, there’s still danger lurking in the water, bushes and alleyways. At times, one might want to take the assassin life at a more leisurely pace and take in the world with a more peaceful approach not worrying about any threats. Ubisoft has revealed a new mode for Assassin’s Creed Origins called “Discovery Tour” where it has a more educational purpose allowing you to interact with the world you already know as if it were a museum and learn how ancient Egyptians brilliantly removed organs for mummification for example.
“This is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time, that we’ve been asked to do by teachers, by institutions,” says Jean Guesdon, creative director for Assassin’s Creed Origins. “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.”
Ubisoft spent years consulting historians validating facts with even their own research to reproduce ancient Egypt that highlights real events recorded throughout our own history.
“When you start to tour, you will have a path that will lead you from station to station, in order to learn more,” Guesdon says. “For example, the mummification process, from the cleaning of the body to the removal of the organs, up to the ritual of the opening of the mouth. I hope that teachers will seize this opportunity to present that to their students, so they can learn with this interactive medium.”
I think this will be a fantastic edition as not only is it one the series has never seen before, but expands upon the “reliving history” the Assassin’s Creed series has been creating from the beginning. Ubisoft has been very good at portraying culture and now players can experience ancient Egypt in a different light. Assassin’s Creed Origins will release October 27 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Discovery Tour is scheduled for early 2018 as a free update.