Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Oct 2017 10:37 UTC

Players will have the chance to explore Assassin's Creed Origins' virtual Egypt free of combat and story constraints in a new "Discovery Tour" gamemode, developer-publisher Ubisoft announced today.

Discovery Tour turns Origins' map, as the company puts it, into a "combat-free living museum, with guided tours that let players delve into its history firsthand." Given the lengths Ubisoft went to creating a large-scale as-accurate-as-possible map of the country, hiring historians and Egyptologists as consultants, this is a chance for the developer to showcase its map and the functioning virtual world it's created, rather than it simply existing as a backdrop for action.

This is a great move, as it turns what is normally 'just' a game into a tool that can be used for education and learning, or something more casual as just walking around in a beautiful environment without having to worry about being attacked or killed or whatever.

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Excellent news
by benoitb on Fri 6th Oct 2017 07:07 UTC
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It would be excellent if they could also add that to the older titles.

Especialy Assassin's Creed 2 for the italian Renaissance and Unity for the parisian Revolution.

I have wandered in the towns of these games for the pleasure of contemplation and historical recreation more than for the gaming itself.

These games make a job so much better than any serious historical software at recreating the architecture and a matching ambiance.

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