Ubisoft has announced a new game mode for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Origins, and according to the company, the emphasis on it is education. The new mode, called “Discovery Tour,” is slated to come to the game one early 2018 removes all of the game’s combat and allows players to freely explore the ancient Egyptian setting.
While in Discovery Tour mode, players are able to walk or ride through the entirety of the game, including all the locations found within such as Alexandria, Memphis, the Nile delta, the Giza plateau, the Faiyum Oasis, and the Great Sand Seas. The point of this mode, according to Ubisoft, is to make players understand the great history of Egypt.
“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.”
So far, the only look at the mode we have is from the image above, showcasing what looks like part of the mummification process in a more in-depth way. The mode will arrive in early 2018 as a free update to Origins,
Assassin’s Creed: Origins launches on October 27 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.