Assassin’s Creed is showing off Origins and Odyssey on Discovery Tours at no cost until May 21.
The high-resolution assets of the game are accessible via UPlay on exploration mode. Much of Assassin’s Creed is about killing historical figures for a cause. Even then, publisher Ubisoft did not make all these beautiful landscapes only for bloodshed.
They are also showing them in a sort of discovery mode for people who want to explore and learn. For those who don’t want the blood and treachery, they can use these for educational tours. There’s no need to push a hidden blade in Templar soldier’s throat in exploration mode.
No word from Ubisoft about potential Valhalla Discovery Tours
Discovery Tours come free with every copy of the game. They’re also available for standalone purchase, which comes at $20 each game. Right now, until May 21, fans can enjoy them free, but the downloads are as chunky as they go.
The Origins Discovery Tour, for example, is a beefy 42GB download. The Odyssey Tour, on the other hand, is a hefty 50GB download, which can be a headache. Both games allow for free-roaming of the worlds.
Players can also opt to go on tour alone, or with a digital tour guide who will explain. To up the educational tour, Odyssey also has avatars and mounts players can unlock. Optional quizzes are also ready to test the player’s knowledge of the locale.
Ubisoft has not said anything about the possibility of Valhalla having a similar Discovery Tour.
“The idea is to be able to share the entire world, without heavy narrative or fight controls that would be a barrier,” noted Ubisoft creative director Jean Guesdon in the trailer.
Guesdon wants players to enjoy the entire world but keep the world interactive. He believes that this is “very important for such tool.”
Discovery Tours offer high res peaceful exploration
The Assassin’s Creed games were revolutionary games for its historical accuracy. While players should take many events with a grain of salt, a good chunk of the events are historically accurate.
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The Discovery Tour started in 2018 to give history teachers more interactive learning tools. The feature offers up to 75 guided tours, many from historians and Egyptologists. The game also lets you move away from the guided tours any time players want.
Whether players want to kill Templars or wish to learn more about Egypt, Ubisoft’s games are a solid pick. Assassin’s Creed is an excellent game for any person who wants to discover history, whether through peace or violence.
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