One of my favorite things about playing Assassin’s Creed has always been when the story dives into history. Especially Assassin’s Creed 3 where you get to explore Boston, Lexington, and Concord (yes a little biased on that one since I’m from Massachusetts). The Database, a part in the Assassin’s Creed Series, includes important information and articles about important people, places, and events encountered in the memories.
Assassin’s Creed: Origins will release on October 27th, 2017 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC, with the game being set in early Egypt during the Ptolemaic Period (323 BC). For anyone who paid attention in geography or history in school, you know the history surrounding early Egypt is full of interesting leaders and instances. In early 2018, Ubisoft has announced, will come a free update to Origins allowing the free exploration of Egypt itself.
This update, which I think will breathe new life into the Database, will be called Discovery Tour. This new interactive mode, will allow players to see the game’s recreation of Egypt first hand. Discovery Tour will be separate from Origins’ main story line, removing the combat and quests, and instead introducing guided tours created by historians.
Gamers will be able to learn about the rich history of Egypt including mummification, Cleopatra, and the Great Pyramids. Without the constant threats from enemies, gamers will additionally be able to explore the open world game itself, being able to discover and enjoy the vast landscape of Memphis, Alexandria, the Sand Sea, and Giza Plateau.