Assassin’s Creed Origins Discovery Tour Explained

September 28, 2017

Assassin’s Creed games have been renowned for capturing key moments in history and tying it in with an Assassins vs Templars storyline, but now Ubisoft has realised they can use their historic recreations for a far more educational purpose. Enter Assassin’s Creed Origins Discovery Tour: an interactive journey through ancient Egypt complete with tour guides and historically accurate information, all delivered in the vast luscious open lively world of Assassin’s Creed Origins.

In a blog post on the official Ubisoft website, Assassin’s Creed Origins Discovery Tour is officially revealed as a free add-on coming to the game in early 2018. Ubisoft provided just the one screenshot for now:

Origins Discovery Tour

Ubisoft is promising dozens of guided tours curated by real historians and Egyptologists, each focusing on a different subject, including the Great Pyramids, the life of Cleopatra, mummification, and more.

This is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time, that we’ve been asked to do by teachers, by institutions,” says Jean Guesdon, creative director for Assassin’s Creed Origins. “Discovery Tour is another way to enjoy the beauty of the world we’ve recreated. It’s a more educative mode, so it’s clearly focused on education and on bringing to people actual facts, more academic knowledge.

We expect the new Assassin’s Creed Origins Discovery Tour mode to be a feature of future Assassin’s Creed titles, making the possibility of a future game set in feudal Japan all that more enticing.

Rocket Chainsaw went hands-on with Assassin’s Creed Origins at E3 2017, saying after a two year hiatus for Assassin’s Creed games, “by jumping to the series’ earliest time point things have been brought back to basics, which has breathed life into a tiring franchise.”

For more on all things Assassin’s Creed, head to the official website here.

Assassin’s Creed Origins launches on October 27, 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.