In Assassin’s Creed: Origins, you won't need to neck stab Egyptians to get an education.
That's because Ubisoft has announced Discovery Tour mode, a new game mode that turns its sprawling sandbox into a combat-free living museum, complete with guided tours that let players delve into its history.
Separate from the main game, Discovery Tour annotates the game world with dozens of interactive tours curated by historians and Egyptologists. Each focusses on a different subject, including the Great Pyramids, the life of Cleopatra, mummification, and more.
You can also just wander around the game's world without constraints or threats.
"This is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time, that we’ve been asked to do by teachers, by institutions," said creative director Jean Guesdon.
"Discovery Tour is another way to enjoy the beauty of the world we’ve recreated. It’s a more educative mode, so it’s clearly focused on education and on bringing to people actual facts, more academic knowledge.
"I hope that teachers will seize this opportunity to present that to their students, so they can learn with this interactive medium," he added.
"We spent years recreating Ancient Egypt, documenting ourselves, validating the content with historians, with consultants, and we feel that many more people than just the players can benefit from that."
Discovery Tour will be added to the game as as a free update in early 2018.
Assassin’s Creed Origins launches on October 27 on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.