Ubisoft has announced a new mode that’s being added to Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Discovery Tour. Discovery Tour aims to make the game accessible for those who want to learn from it about the era it’s set in, ancient Egypt, and the people, customs, and culture.
Discovery Tour will disable all combat and missions in Assassin’s Creed: Origins, removing most if not all of the HUD and allowing players to freely explore with no distractions. Thanks to the level of detail Ubisoft have put into the game, players will be able to find a huge number of historically accurate facts in motion, much as they would have appeared at the time.
Discovery Tour will feature dozens of guided tours around ancient Egypt, offering levels of detail not found in the core game. Information will appear on screen with pictures and in-depth explanations of almost everything, from the different craftsmen around the towns and cities, types of fish caught to feed the rich and poor, to the process of Mummification and the life of a professional Dream Interpreter.
Assassin’s Creed games are rare in how much time and effort the developers invest in making the worlds of each game as accurate to the time and location as possible. This adds to the games in the same way historical precision adds to novels, while it may seem unimportant to include certain pieces of information it will make the world more believable if it is included.
Assassin’s Creed titles have always included historical information on the events, locations, and people in each game where necessary. Assassin’s Creed 3, set during the American Revolution, was once reportedly used to teach high-school students about the time period due to the level of accuracy it contained.
One of the reasons the Assassin’s Creed series is so beloved is because of the level of detail Ubisoft put into each and every game. Assassin’s Creed: Origins will be no exception, particularly because the game has had an extra year of development due to Ubisoft enforcing a year-long gap between the series’ yearly release schedule.