Post-release, in early 2018, Assassin’s Creed Origins will receive a free update that adds an educationally-focused free roam mode called Discovery Tour. It basically keeps the Ancient Egyptian setting, but removes all the combat, quests, and time constraints, so you can wander around and learn about the time period.
As well as a free roam option, there will be “dozens” of curated guided tours, created by historians and Egyptologists. Some of these will have an audio aspect, and they’ll all focus on a different aspect of Ptolemaic Egypt (like the Great Pyramids, or the life of Cleopatra). This mode will presumably stick to the historical angle, rather than wacky Templar conspiracies.
“It’s a dream come true for us to offer Discovery Tour … an educational mode built specifically for people to learn more about the incredible history of Ancient Egypt through the interactive experience made possible via a video game,” says the game’s creative director Jean Guesdon. Discovery Tour will be available in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.
Assassin’s Creed Origins itself will be released on 27 October this year. There’s a screenshot from the Discovery Tour below, showing the sort of information you can expect to see.