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Assassin's Creed Origins is getting a zero-combat education mode next year

Ubisoft will launch limited edition headphones priced at up to €50000 Assassin's Creed Origins zero-combat mode coming next year
Troy Mann | 28 September, 2017, 00:53

Discovery Mode won't be available for launch, but players will be able to get their hands on it as part of a free update in "early 2018".

I was already massively hyped for Assassin's Creed: Origins, but I think this is the first time I've been so excited by a free add-on mode since I started writing about video games. Some of these will have an audio aspect, and they'll all focus on a different aspect of Ptolemaic Egypt (like the Great Pyramids, or the life of Cleopatra).

For example, one tour has a section on mummification, so you'll walk past people preparing bodies for mummification, with narration giving some detailed information about how the brain is liquefied with a caustic liquid. 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.

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Ubisoft has announced that the game will be getting an educational game mode called Discovery Tour by Assassin's Creed: Ancient Egypt early next year that will essentially transform the game into an open world museum. 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. This now includes Alexandria, Memphis, the Nile Delta, the Great Sand Sea, the Giza plateau, the Faiyum Oasis, and everything in between. "It's a more educative mode, so it's clearly focused on education and on bringing to people actual facts, more academic knowledge".

Through a series of guided tours that the announcement says there are dozens of, players will be escorted through ancient Egypt to learn more about the setting.

In case you want to give Ubisoft thousands of dollars without becoming a minority shareholder in the company, allow me to present the Assassin's Creed Origins Utopia headphones.

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