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Assassin's Creed Origins will offer a combat-free, educational mode

'Discovery Tour by Assassin's Creed: Ancient Egypt' will use the upcoming game as a way to teach players about ancient Egyptian society.

Alissa McAloon

September 27, 2017

1 Min Read

While the sheer amount of research poured into a game like Assassin’s Creed Origins should be no surprise to fellow game developers, the team behind Origins have found an inspiring way to bring the history of the region from the game’s background into the spotlight. 

Ubisoft has announced that the game will be getting an educational game mode called Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt early next year that will essentially transform the game into an open world museum. 

The Discovery Tour won’t feature any of the combat or story from the original game. Instead, players traverse the game’s open world and either explore the busy world freely or take part in virtual tours put together by historians and Egyptologists on things like the life of Cleopatra, the Great Pyramids, and mummification.

“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 Assassin’s Creed Origins creative director. “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.”

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Alissa McAloon

Publisher, GameDeveloper.com

As the Publisher of Game Developer, Alissa McAloon brings a decade of experience in the video game industry and media. When not working in the world of B2B game journalism, Alissa enjoys spending her time in the worlds of immersive sandbox games or dabbling in the occasional TTRPG.

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