We were really intrigued by the new Discovery Tour Mode for the latest Assassin’s Creed title, and so have recorded a special episode of Devs Play to examine it. This new mode enables you to explore the beautifully crafted world of Assassin’s Creed: Origins free from the typical gameplay, instead allowing you to soar through the skies as an eagle to visit the in-game locations as a tourist, and see them in a new, more educational light.
Our Office Manager, Monica, takes the reigns of this episode, calling on knowledge from her former life as a student of ancient history to guide us through the game. Joining her is Maxime Durand, Ubisoft’s Production Coordinator and Historical Researcher who is responsible for the historical accuracy of the series, along with Monica’s friend and former colleague Bethany Simpson Ph.D, a lecturer at UCLA who together with Monica helped to excavate Karanis, an archaeological site that is featured in the game.
This is set to be the most educational edition of Devs Play yet, exploring a game mode that takes advantage of all the hard work that gets put into a building a game world of this scale, that often passes us by underappreciated. It’s exciting that something like this could ever see the light of day, and we are excited to explore it. Come and join us on a tour of ancient Egypt!