Ubisoft just announced that Assassin’s Creed Origins will receive a free update early next year called Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt that will allow players to explore Ancient Egypt without any stress of combat, time constraints, or story beats.
In this Discovery Tour, players will be able to roam the entire 3d recreation of Ancient Egypt and travel from “Alexandria to Memphis, the Nile Delta to the Great Sand Sea, the Giza plateau to the Faiyum Oasis”. There will be dozens of guided tours curated by Egyptologists that will delve deep into a different part of Ancient Egypt, like the Great Pyramids, mummification or the life of Cleopatra.
Jean Guesdon, creative director of Assassin’s Creed Origins explains more of why this mode is a work of love from the development team;
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. 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 launch on October 27th, 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC and is shaping up to be a great entry for the long running franchise. At E3 2017, I had the chance to play Asssasin’s Creed Origins on an Xbox One X and was very impressed with the visuals and the incredible world they crafted, and I think this title is a great place for them to launch this new initiative that I hope is carried into future games, and even past ones. I’ve always loved this franchise for its history, and this seems like a big step in the right direction.
Are you excited to experience Egypt and Assassin’s Creed in a new way, or are you happy with the way it is? Let us know below and stay tuned to Marooners’ Rock for much more as we climb every closer to the release of Assassin’s Cred Origins.