Ubisoft has let fans know that they’ll be taking a couple of steps toward helping rebuild the Notre-Dame Cathedral this week. Aside from allowing Assassin’s Creed Unity to be free for the next week on PC for anyone who wants to download it on UPlay (which features Notre-Dame prominently), the company announced they that would be donating €500,000 to help with the restoration and reconstruction of the Cathedral. It’s clear that the city of Paris means a lot to the Quebec-based studio, who joins companies like Disney who are donating funds to help rebuild.
As the smoke clears on the events that unfolded on Monday at the Notre-Dame de Paris, we stand in solidarité with our fellow Parisians and everyone around the world moved by the devastation the fire caused. Notre-Dame is an integral part of Paris, a city to which we are deeply connected. Seeing the monument in peril like this affected us all.
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. 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.