Ubisoft has revealed a new interesting feature, which is going to be included in the next installment of its quasi-historical action game series Assassin’s Creed. Dubbed Discovery Tour, this new combat-free mode will turn the open world of Assassin’s Creed Origins into a living museum with guided tours and loads of historically accurate information on places, people and rituals related to ancient Egypt. This is how Jean Guesdon, creative director for Assassin’s Creed Origins, commented on that:
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.
The screenshot shared on the Ubi blog suggests that during the tour we won’t be playing as Ba Yek, Assassin’s Creed Origins’ main hero, but as a female protagonist. Discovery Tour will be a separate mode from the game’s story mode, but will offer the same open world including Memphis, Alexandria, the Sand Sea, and the Giza Plateau – the only difference being no enemies around.
This will be a great tool for anyone who wants to learn more about such topics as the Great Pyramids, the life of Cleopatra, mummification, etc. without being bothered by any threats and story sequences. Discovery Tour will be added to the game as a free update in early 2018. As for Assassin’s Creed Origins itself, the game launches on October 27, 2017 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.