They’re also a nice way to wander the environments without worrying about combat. We PC players have had dibs on the standalone Discovery Tours for some time now, and this’ll be the first time one’s been available on console – certainly a boon for those number of parents who want to get an educational game in the house without shelling out for a PC upgrade or a bringing home a mature-rated game.
If you’ve missed on previous Discovery Tours, they essentially use the massive historical worlds created for Assassin’s Creed as a backdrop for exhibits exploring the real history of the places the games depict.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is set to finally get an update adding Discovery Tour almost a year after launch on October 19, 2021.
The new mode will let players wander around 9th century England and other regions in the game while getting curated history lessons on the people and cultures of the age.
Ubisoft also revealed that standalone versions of Discovery Tour: Viking Age will be available on PC at launch, with it making its way to consoles sometime in early 2022.
“For the newest opus in the series, the development team in Ubisoft Montreal has changed the formula to make the journey even more fun and informative by putting the narrative and storytelling at the heart of the experience,” reads a post by Ubisoft.
“Players will be able to step into the shoes of Viking and Anglo-Saxon characters from the time while living out their stories and adventures and interacting with the world around them.