Just because your game is rated M by the ESRB doesn’t mean that it’s not educational.
Ubisoft announced that they will be releasing a new mode for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Origins as a free update in early 2018, which will remove the combat and action, and focus on being an educational tool designed to teach players about life in ancient Egypt.
The mode is called “Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt” in which players will be able to travel around the game’s entire open world, visiting locations like Alexandria, Memphis and the Giza Plateau. The tour will allow players to see people and animals going about their lives (when its not completely miserable thanks to Templars) and will also get to take guided tours from Historians and Egyptologists which includes subjects like the Great Pyramids, mummification and the life of Cleopatra.
This is an interesting way to get more people interested in the history of a world that they may already be invested in and a great learning tool for those looking for a new approach to teaching ancient history. Assassin’s Creed Origins is available on October 27th for PS4, PC and Xbox One.