Ubisoft donates €500,000 to Notre Dame, offers AC Unity for free

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Ubisoft has donated €500,000 to the fund to rebuild Notre Dame cathedral, and is giving away Assassin’s Creed Unity for free on PC for a week, in honour of the fire at the iconic building.

The French publisher revealed the moves in a blogpost: “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.”

The blogpost adds that you can download Assassin’s Creed Unity PC here; the offer lasts until 25 April 2019. Ubisoft said: “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.”

It has been suggested that the meticulous mapping that Ubisoft undertook when modelling Notre Dame for Assassin’s Creed Unity could prove helpful when rebuilding the cathedral. For more Assassin’s Creed-related news, watch Ubisoft’s website.