Enlarge / Why kill thousands of bad guys when you can explore the world of Assassin’s Creed: Origins as a combat-free museum? (credit: Ubisoft)
Back in 2005, Penny Arcade identified two main types of gamers: those that “play games to enter a trance state and experience other lives,” and those who “play them to defeat the designer of the game by proxy.”
The former group is getting some specific attention from Ubisoft today, as the company just announced a combat-free “Discovery Tour” mode that will allow players to explore and learn about Assassin’s Creed: Origins’ Egyptian landscapes risk-free.
As Ubisoft describes it, the Discovery Tour mode turns the game into a “combat-free living museum, with guided tours that let players delve into its history firsthand.” While there’s an educational focus to the mode’s annotated tours, which are “curated by historians and Egyptologists,” the mode also “lets players roam the entire game world without constraints or threats, exploring a sprawling landscape that includes Memphis, Alexandria, the Sand Sea, and the Giza Plateau at their own pace.”
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