Ubisoft has revealed DLC that they have been working on for Assassin’s Creed Origins today, and it brings an entirely new mode to the game. The DLC is set to release early next year and will be called Discovery Tour.
The Discovery Tour mode is a dedicated educational mode that allows players to roam Ancient Egypt freely, without any of the restraints like combat, story, or time. Within the mode, players will be able to access and learn about the Great Pyramids, the mummification, Cleopatra, Temples and priests, Daily life and more.
Creative Director Jean Guesdon gave a brief overview of the free mode:
“The Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed : Ancient Egypt is a dedicated mode of the game that lets visitors free roam the beautiful world of Egypt to learn more about its History and daily life thanks to guided tours. It is a world to discover and explore, a world free of conflict, time pressure or gameplay constraints, where combats, storyline, and quests are not active. This way, everyone, from players to history-enthusiasts & visitors can discover Ancient Egypt at their own pace or embark on guided tours curated by historians and Egyptologists.”
Guesdon went on to detail what content we can expect to see in it, as well as an idea of how many tours there will be:
“The The Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed : Ancient Egypt will allow visitors to roam and explore the entire world of Egypt that was recreated in Assassin’s Creed Origins. From Alexandria to Memphis, from the Nile Delta to the Sand Sea, from The Giza plateau to the Faiyum Oasis, visitors will be immersed like never before in Ancient Egypt. In addition to the “free roaming experience”, the The Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed : Ancient Egypt will also offer guided tours that focus on different aspects of that time period (the Great Pyramids, the mummification, Cleopatra, Temples and priests, Daily life etc) and also a little about the science of Egyptology and how the team integrated this into the immersive world. Like in a museum, each tour will be composed of several stops (e.g.: the different states of the mummification process) that will bring information on each specific subject. Tours have been curated by specialists that helped us bring a more academic knowledge to the experience. It will be possible to explore Egypt with several different avatars, which will mostly be unlocked by the completion of tours.”
Assassin’s Creed Origins is set to launch on October 27th for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.