One of the coolest features of 2017's Assassin's Creed: Origins was its discovery tour – a mode in which all threats were removed and you could take guided tours around ancient Egypt to learn about its history. The same mode was promised for last year's Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, but has yet to arrive. Thanks to a chat with content director Maxime Durand, however, we now have a release window and a few more details.
Odyssey's discovery tour will be available this autumn (or fall, if you prefer). It'll be free for all owners of Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, and will also be available as a standalone 'game'. It seems it may also be more fully-featured than Origins's tour: at the very least, we've seen that you'll be quizzed on what you learned during the tour. First learning, now exams.
Durand was interviewed during the pre-show of Ubisoft's E3 2019 conference – you can review his remarks, and see a brief preview of Odyssey's discovery tour, in the video below.
Durand is on to discuss the tour at 1:02:20, with the player character quizzed about when Spartan men were allowed to grow moustaches – a symbol of masculinity then as now – at 1:04:20:
If you missed the highlights, we’ve got a truncated tour of Ubisoft’s show for you.
Origins’ discovery tour was considered by some to be such a potentially powerful augment to learning that it has been used in schools – but only, with ironic historical inaccuracy, after its statues’ naughty bits were censored.