Now visitors to Winchester can learn more about the town’s past.
The Hampshire Cultural Trust, Sugar Creative and Ubisoft have launched the immersive 878 AD attraction in the British city of Winchester. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla played a big part in the creation of this attraction.
With 878 AD, residents and visitors to Winchester can learn more about life in the city during the early Middle Ages. The main purpose of the attraction is to tell the story of how Alfred the Great defeated the Vikings in a battle near Winchester.
The attraction is decorated with themes and costumes of the year 878. Some of the scenery is virtual, which is where Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s excursion mode and the game version of Winchester come in handy.
In addition, guests are offered an augmented reality app for their smartphones. It allows you to “see key moments from Winchester’s past” while also using content from Valhalla.
Notably, users of the app can unlock rare content in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The project creators won’t say what it’s about.
This isn’t the first time Ubisoft’s projects have been used for educational purposes. For example, as early as 2021, at least fifty English schools started using Assassin’s Creed excursion modes during classes: with their help, students became familiar with different historical periods.