" for Assassin's Creed Origins
is scheduled to release next week, allowing players to experience Ubisoft's digital recreation of Ancient Eygpt in a new and interesting way. Consisting of 75 tours that have been curated by historians and Egyptologists, "Discover Tour" removes all of the conflict and narrative from the game, giving players the chance to use Origins
to learn about the history, geography and the people that made history in Eygpt.
Maxime Durand, the resident historian for the Assassin's Creed
franchise, shared some details of "Discovery Tour" in a recently published Q&A on Ubisioft.com
How does a tour unfold?
When you go into a tour, the way it works is that you go to a tour start, you enter into a tour like you would do with a mission in the regular game, and then you go into different steps. You physically follow a path on the ground, and then you go to stations. And all of these stations use a certain type of camera that will show you a building, or details in the environment, or a view of the mountains or deserts, for instance. And all of these stations have information, an audio guide that will talk to you. There is one narrator man and one narrator woman for different languages.
And then you have images of artifacts from museums or libraries around the world. Again, enhancing the experience, making the link between what you see in the digital environment and the kinds of sources we used to craft the game. We try to make people learn something new, but at the same time, we want to bridge back to formal education and institutions. We never made the Discovery Tour to replace teachers; we've made it as a tool to make history broadly accessible.
It creates an opportunity for anyone to actually bridge back to more formal media and create discussions, for example being a critic about the way we create history, the way we reconstitute that in the game. Because we're not accurate all the time, we make [creative] choices. So this is something that is important for us, that it creates a dialogue between, let's say, teachers and their students, to understand that not everything they see on screen is true. You can think about whatever you do in life, whatever you see, you can always criticize. And that's healthy.
In the Q&A, Maxime also confirmed that "Discovery Tour" will be adding three new achievements to the game, and fortunately for us, we have just picked them up.
You can find guides to unlocking these achievements as soon as we have them on the Assassin's Creed Origins Achievements
There are 3 achievements worth a total of 30 Gamerscore, none of which are secret:
|Name || Description || Gamerscore |
|First Visit || Complete one tour || 10|
|Archeologist || Complete all tours in the Daily Life category || 10|
|Polymorph || Complete tours with at least 5 different characters || 10|
"Discovery Tour" releases on February 20th and will be available as a free add-on for Assassin's Creed Origins
. A standalone version will also be availble on PC for $19.99.Check out our The Best Xbox Stealth Games Available in 2017 article for a compilation of other great games in this genre.