Assassin’s Creed Origins is getting a mode with absolutely no combat

Ubisoft has announced the Discovery Tour for Assassin’s Creed Origins, an educational mode coming as a free update in 2018.

Discovery Tour will give players the opportunity to explore Ancient Egypt without the usual combat and stealth missions associated with Assassin’s Creed.

Don’t worry, the dedicated experience doesn’t just dump you in the middle of an empty city. Ubisoft has said it will offer a variety of guided tours across the series’ largest game world yet. 

These tours will shine a specific light on historical events from the period while also focusing on famous figures, architecture and ways of living within Ancient Egypt.

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We had a chance to go hands-on with Assassin’s Creed Origins back at E3 2017. Here’s what we thought:

“Even though I’ve only had a chance to play a tiny section of Assassin’s Creed Origins, I can’t help but feel it’s a step in the right direction for the series. The improved combat system is key, and looks set to fix a fundamental flaw with the series’ core mechanics.”

“Hopefully Ubisoft will back this up with an interesting narrative and set of quests that go beyond the series’ previous following waypoints-on-a-map format. But either way, Origins is the first Assassin’s Creed game I’ve been excited about since Ezio hung up his wrist blades.”

With any luck, Assassin’s Creed Origins will help revitalise a series that, for many, has grown stale with recent instalments.

Discovery Tour sounds like an excellent addition, giving developers an opportunity to showcase their research in something other than the main game. Plus it also shows how games can be used to great effect in education.

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Assassin’s Creed Origins is set to launch for PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 27. Discovery Tour will be added as a free update in early 2018.

Source: press release