With the tragic fire at Notre-Dome de Paris on Monday April 15th, Ubisoft has announced a donation of €500,000 in the aid and reconstruction. The news of the donation was provided with a link for a free download of Assassins Creed Unity, with the company having this to say, “In addition, we want to give everyone the chance to experience the majesty and beauty of Notre-Dame the best way we know how.” The company added, “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.”
Assassins Creed Unity released in 2014 and is based during the French Revolution in Paris France, with the Notre-Dome playing a huge role. As usual with their AC games they went to great lengths to recreate iconic landmarks with their Notre-Dame growing fame for being modeled accurately down to the brick. The company ended the giveaway with, “We encourage all of you who want to help with the restoration and reconstruction of the Cathedral to join Ubisoft in donating.”
This is a grand gesture from Ubisoft, giving everyone the chance to visit the beauty of Notre-Dome even if it’s only virtual.