Ubisoft is taking a somewhat different route with the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Origins game. While the main focus will still be on parkour inspired movement and killing people, a later update will introduce an educational aspect to the game.
The Assassin’s Creed franchise has always drawn influence from historical events and places. Many characters involved also include historical figures. This, in theory, lends some weight to the idea that people can learn something from the game.
Discovery Tour is a game mode that removes combat and takes players on a guided tour of the ACO setting. Players can follow the path to learn more about ancient Egypt; exploring Memphis, Alexandria, the Sand Sea, and the Giza Plateau at their leisure. This will also be accompanied by information stations that provide context for what the player is seeing.
It’s not exactly a game mode that will be selling any titles, but it’s an interesting effort from Ubisoft to inject more background information into its game. The Discovery Tour is set to be released as a free DLC in 2018, while Assassin’s Creed Origins is currently set for a 28 October launch.