When looking back on the Assassin’s Creed franchise, most players mainly ran around ancient cities looking for the guy their boss told them to kill.
Not many people really questioned why they were killing these people or even knew that some of the stuff happening in the game is based off of real events. Now the developers are trying to change that.
In Ubisoft’s upcoming title Assassins Creed Origins, the company aims to remind players that there is more to the series than randomly killing people for fun. They’ve now introduced a new feature named “Discovery Tour.”
With this new feature, you’ll be able to enjoy the environment and learn about ancient Egypt without having to worry about enemies trying to stab you.
Apparently this idea is even backed by various universities and teachers. Jean Guesdon, Creative Director of the new installment stated,
“This is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time, that we’ve been asked to do by teachers, by institutions… Discovery Tour is another way to enjoy the beauty of the world we’ve recreated. It’s a more educative mode, so it’s clearly focused on education and on bringing to people actual facts, more academic knowledge.”
Once the player is in Discovery Mode, they’ll be able to go on dozens of interactive tours. During each tour, the player will follow a type of guide to several stations which will provide them with information relevant to the current area.
Guesdon and his team hope that with the inclusion of Discover Tour, players will not only be able to have an entertaining experience, but will also be able to learn something new. Guesdon said,
“For example, the mummification process, from the cleaning of the body to the removal of the organs, up to the ritual of the opening of the mouth. I hope that teachers will seize this opportunity to present that to their students, so they can learn with this interactive medium.”
“We spent years recreating Ancient Egypt, documenting ourselves, validating the content with historians, with consultants, and we feel that many more people than just the players can benefit from that.”
With the release date for Assassins Creed: Origins right around the corner, we’ll soon see how many games rather just kill a guy than actually learn something. Let’s be honest, that’s what your dumb ass needs to do anyways.