New 'Discovery Tour' mode available in Assassin's Creed Origins

A relaxing way to explore all the sights and sounds of Egypt.

The new educational mode for Assassin’s Creed Origins called “Discovery Tour” has officially been released. The update (which comes in at 5.5GB on console and 2.6GB on PC) is completely free for all Assassin’s Creed Origins players.

Additionally, the Assassin’s Creed: Origins Discovery Tour can be acquired as a standalone purchase for PC via Uplay and Steam at $19.99 (USD). Upon diving into the Discovery Tour, players will find that the mode functions as a sort of in-game museum where you’re able to learn more about history of Egypt.

This is done by either walking around aimlessly, or by embarking on guided tours.

Prior to starting on your first guided tour (which covers the history of Alexandria), players are greeted with the following informational message:

“With content curated by Egyptologists and hundreds of images sourced from museums and libraries around the world, we hope to share with you the passion that inhabited us for the four years it took to develop Assassin’s Creed Origins.”

What’s nice is that each tour can be completed at your leisure, as you’re able to walk along a golden path and interact with various points of interest. Upon reaching these points of interest, the game will pause and you’ll be met with informational narration.

Touching upon how players interact with the new Discovery Tour mode, Assassin’s Creed historian Maxime Durand stated:

“We want the Discovery Tour to be accessible for anyone, that’s in terms of content, but also in terms of accessibility in the game design. All the tour starting points are physically available in the 3D world, but you can also browse the tours on your 3D map, look at them with your eagle and fast-travel to tours, look at the content menu, and then you can go deep into all the different tours in the menu directly," Durand explained.

"Our goal is to be as generous as possible, to give as much information as possible, and also to explain the way we make these games. That was something we felt would enrich the experience a lot.”

To learn more about the Discovery Mode for Assassin’s Creed Origins, be sure to check out the full Ubisoft interview with Maxime Durand.

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