Nongamers might be surprised how much effort goes into accurate historical recreations of game environments in the Assassin's Creed series. Their latest game takes you on an interactive, educational virtual tour of Ancient Egypt without making you stab anyone in the neck.
Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed franchise is based on a weird premise in which people re-visit and live through key points in the lives of their ancestors, and the series has frequently gone to great lengths to recreate famous cities and landmarks of the past, sometimes in painstaking 1:1 recreations.
The company updated the latest game, Assassin's Creed: Origins, with a new game mode that takes out all the action and replaces historical fiction with facts. Discovery Mode is a non-combat mode that turns the game's gorgeous ancient Egyptian setting into an interactive virtual museum, with some 75 different historical tours you will be able to take to flesh out your knowledge of the ancient world as it once was.
In the update, you will be able to jump around between points to start different tours, and you can undertake the tours in the guise of any main character. It is difficult to imagine a better way to have people interact with history, especially young people.
The feature will arrive next time you update your software if you already have Assassin's Creed: Origins. Check out the new mode in the video below.