HISTORY is fun. Travel is fun. Combining the two of them is even better, even in digital form.
Ubisoft have announced that we can all go on a free Discovery Tour through Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece, with Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece and Discovery Tour: Ancient Egypt by free to redeem on the PC UPlay store until May 21.
According to Ubisoft:
“Inspired by the rich settings of Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey and Assassin’s Creed: Origins, the Discovery Tours act as living museums, allowing players to learn about history by exploring open worlds, free of combat and time restraints.
“In Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece, players can experience the world of Classical Greece, travelling through 29 regions and discovering Ancient Greek philosophy, famous cities, daily life, war and myths.
“Discovery Tour: Ancient Egypt takes players to Ptolemaic Egypt, with guided tours about ancient culture and customs led by historians and Egyptologists.
“Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece and Discovery Tour: Ancient Egypt are designed to accompany players as they learn, with intuitive features and accessible language.
“Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece and Discovery Tour: Ancient Egypt offer an engaging way to learn history, either on their own or as part of a formal curriculum. Ubisoft provides historical texts and other resources to teachers who use Discovery Tour in their classes. Teachers can request more information by reaching out to firstname.lastname@example.org”
Assassin’s Creed brand director Etienne Allonier said now was a good time to make the Discovery Tours available.
“With millions of children experiencing upheaval to their studies right now, and teachers forced to adapt their lessons to digital tools, people are seeking new and enriching ways to learn. We’re really proud of the Discovery Tours and their capacity to make history accessible, immersive, and fun,” he said,
The offer come as an extension of Ubisoft’s Play Your Part, Play at Home campaign, which the company says aims to provide resources for people to stay entertained and connect with each other while they practice social distancing.