New Mode in Assassin's Creed: Origins
The latest free update to Assassin’s Creed: Origins includes a new “Interactive Tour” mode. The mode’s primary feature is that it allows the player to explore the massive world of ancient Egypt without getting distracted by quests or combat. The new mode includes 75 historical tours that can be taken in one of 25 skins that were previously unavailable in the game.
The idea for the interactive tour was suggested by historians who wanted to use the Assassin's Creed games for educational purposes. The developers decided to run with this idea and teamed up with professional instructors to implement it.
Jacques Andre Etienne, a history professor at the University of Montreal, has suggested that the games’ main feature - their interactivity - could maximize their educational potential. Etienne’s statement has been supported by the historical consultant and instructor Evelyne Ferron. She believes that Assassin's Creed: Origins has successfully recreated the world of ancient Egypt, and the historian’s personal participation in conducting research for the game was an incredibly valuable experience.
Interactive Tour mode became available in Assassin’s Creed: Origins on February 20th to all owners of the game on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. A version of the game that only includes the educational mode can also be purchased separately at a reduced price.