Assassin’s Creed Origins was one of the best games of 2017 but Ubisoft are continuing to push the Ancient Egyptian world to the nth degree and they’ve released the Discover Tour by Assassin’s Creed – and if you have even the smallest bit of interest in history, then you should be checking it out.
A new educational and entertainment tool, The Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed lets you turn the world of Origins into an interactive 3D recreation of Ancient Egypt. And not only is it free for owners of AC Origins, but it lets you get on with learning whilst free of conflict, time pressure or gameplay constraints.
Available from tomorrow (20th Feb) on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, those on PC will also be able to buy the Discovery Tour as a standalone experience away from the game on Uplay and Steam for £15.99.
Going from Alexandria to Memphis, the Nile Delta to the Sand Sea, the Giza plateau to the Faiyum Oasis, the Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt will let you explore the rich world of Ancient Egypt in your own time, or follow the 75 themed tours devised by Ubisoft’s creative teams in collaboration with History experts and Egyptologists.
“With the Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt, we give everyone interested in Ancient Egypt the chance to enjoy its beauty and the realisation that video games can be a source of inspiring knowledge,” explains Jean Guesdon, Creative Director of Assassin’s Creed Origins and the Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt.
Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt is a unique experience at the intersection of entertainment and learning. Interactivity, specific to the world of videogames, is at the heart of the experience, creating strong engagement with the content. This makes the Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt a completely new type of edutainment tool.
“We’ve been in touch with teachers from the very first instalment of Assassin’s Creed games. Many of them already used the games during their History classes but soon came to realise that what they needed was an easily accessible educative tool based in our historical reconstructions,” explains Maxime Durand, in-house Historian at Ubisoft Montreal. “With the Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt, you can visualise and understand thousands of things from Egyptian history in their actual context. As both a game and a learning tool, it is quite a unique asset for teachers to integrate as part of their history classes.”
If you own a copy of Assassin’s Creed Origins on Xbox One, PS4 or PC (or just want to buy the Discovery Tour on PC), then you’d be mad to not at least check out the latest free update.
Alternatively, should you be wishing to jump feet first into the world of Bayek and take in an adventure like no other, then make sure you read our full review of the game.