The open-world action-adventure franchise has always focused on history, mixing both real-world and fictional events to create an inspirational setting for players to enjoy and learn from. Assassin’s Creed: Origins will be taking that aspect a step further with an educational mode.
It is called “Discovery Tour” and disables combat, story, and timed challenges for the new installment. The only sole objective will be exploring Assassin’s Creed: Origins without having to worry about running into any enemies or markers. There will be guided tours from curated historians and researchers to help players learn directly about Ancient Egypt. This includes the mummification process, how the great pyramids were built, what rule of law prevailed, getting to know Cleopatra as well as the local culture.
“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,” creative director Jean Guesdon said in a statement. “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.”
Assassin’s Creed: Origins will receive the educational mode through a free update early next year. The game is scheduled for an official launch on October 27 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.