Earlier this week, the world watched as one of Paris’ most iconic landmarks was consumed by flames. A global fundraising effort is underway to restore Notre-Dame, and game manufacturers are doing their bit to contribute. Ubisoft has announced that it is giving away Assassin’s Creed Unity for free and donating €500,000 toward Notre-Dame’s restoration efforts.
The game is set in Paris during the French Revolution, and it took Ubisoft 14 months to recreate the cathedral within the game. From Ubisoft:
When we created Assassin’s Creed Unity, we developed an even closer connection with this incredible city and its landmarks – one of the most notable elements of the game was the extraordinary recreation of Notre-Dame.
In light of Monday’s events, we will be donating €500,000 to help with the restoration and reconstruction of the Cathedral. We encourage all of you who are interested to donate as well. In addition, we want to give everyone the chance to experience the majesty and beauty of Notre-Dame the best way we know how. For one week, we will be giving Assassin’s Creed Unity away free on PC, for anyone who wants to enjoy it.
You can download it now for Uplay PC here: http://assassinscreed.com/unity-notredame/.
Video games can enable us to explore places in ways we never could have otherwise imagined. We hope, with this small gesture, we can provide everyone an opportunity to appreciate our virtual homage to this monumental piece of architecture.