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Free update turns Assassin’s Creed Origins into a “Discovery Tour”


Would you like to take a guided tour of the pyramids of Giza as Queen Cleopatra? Assassin’s Creed: Origins is getting a free update in early 2018 that will let you do just that.

The Discovery update is aimed at using Assassin’s Creed: Origins as an secondary educational tool. All of the gameplay features like combat and questing will be removed in this mode, leaving just the exploration of a fictionalized ancient world.This exploration will take place on scripted tours through the game world.

Currently slated for release early in 2018, Discovery Tour takes the assets and NPCs from the main game and curates them to form a series of interactive tours. One such tour, for example, shows a priest performing part of the ancient Egyptian mummification ritual on a corpse, while a voiceover explains the process in more detail.

Ubisoft has been working with experts and academics to ensure the historical accuracy, to what degree in can be managed, in the base game. They’ve also confirmed that they’re taking a similar approach with Discovery Mode.

Discovery Mode includes tours on everything from cultural history and development to mummification.

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