Assassins’s Creed Origins Will Add An Educational Mode By 2018
Outside of the intense action, sneaking, and assassinating going on, the Assassin’s Creed series serves as a great way to explore history. The main series has gone through various open worlds, from the city of Jerusalem during the Crusades, Renaissance Italy, the early days of US colonisation, the golden age of piracy in the Caribbean, Paris during the French Revolution and Victorian London. Each game intertwines real-life historical events with the fictional Assassin-Templar conflict story.
So it’s natural that players would pick up an interest in real-life history, which are covered in schools, thanks to games like this.
Ubisoft is now committing to this idea by providing the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Origins a mode that focuses on the history lessons. The Discovery Tour mode will add guided tours that will cover various topics of interest such as the Great Pyramids, Cleopatra and the process of mummification. The subjects are curated by historians and Egyptologists. All combat and story points will be disabled, so players can explore in their own leisure.
The mode will only be out by 2018, so it’s still a long way coming. But it’s a smart move. Games like Minecraft have its own education build for use at schools, so it’s good to see more games are embracing this. This will surely help alleviate the boringness of most History classes should it be played in classrooms.
Assassin’s Creed Origins will be out on October 27 for the PS4, PC and Xbox One.