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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RE[2]: Great Idea
by zima on Sat 7th Oct 2017 17:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Great Idea"
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From the uptake so far, it might very well fail ...again (because it's not the first time that VR is supposed to revolutionise things; maybe it's just way too early, with current attempts mostly good at giving people headaches, and only Matrix/eXistenZ/Caprica-like tech will become big)

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