The Assassin’s Creed series has always had a distinct connection to history, but a new ‘Discovery Tour’ update to the Egypt-set Assassin’s Creed Origins makes that bond even stronger.
Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt adds a whole educational element to the game, in the form of 75 interactive tours through a “living museum” version of ancient Egypt, highlighting the sights, sites, culture and more without all of that fighting and killing stuff.
That last bit may make it boring as a game, but for those learning about ancient Egypt this opens up a whole new visual world to explore. We reckon it’s vastly better than just a bunch of words and black and white sketches in text books, and wish we had this sort of stuff when we were in school.
“We want the Discovery Tour to be accessible for anyone”, says Maxime Durand, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed historian. “That’s in terms of content, but also in terms of accessibility in the game design. All the tour starting points are physically available in the 3D world, but you can also browse the tours on your 3D map, look at them with your eagle and fast-travel to tours, look at the content menu, and then you can go deep into all the different tours in the menu directly.”
The Discovery Tour will be available later today/early tomorrow as an Assassin’s Creed Origins update for PS4, Xbox One and PC.