The tragic burning of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris has caused sadness all around the world, and now, an unlikely hero is coming to save the day. For those of you that don’t know, Assassin’s Creed Unity had an amazingly detailed recreation of the Notre-Dame Cathedral with reports saying that designers spent years just trying to get it right; to guarantee that every brick was in exactly the right place. And, that’s where this story comes into play because not only is Ubisoft donating €500,000 to the reconstruction efforts but it’s also offering Assassin’s Creed Unity for free. To make matters even better, the extreme detail of the cathedral in the game could, in fact, help with the reconstruction effort as the rebuilding process will be meticulous in an effort to make it exactly as it was before the fire.

When talking about the creation of Assassin’s Creed Unity, Ubisoft said, “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.”

Assassin’s Creed Unity was launched back in 2014 and is set in Paris. It includes a painstaking recreation of the Notre-Dame Cathedral and offers the same general gameplay of other entries in the franchise. Despite the crazy attention to detail and the recreation of the cathedral, the game’s launch was met with, well, criticism. It had a horribly flawed launch on PC and loads of bad reviews. Be that as it may, it’s nice to see the gesture put forth by Ubisoft and to see the fact that this game, regardless of how poorly it was accepted at launch, could help rebuild a major piece of history.

How Can I Get Assassins Creed Unity For Free?

Ubisoft is offering Assassin’s Creed Unity for free with the hope that people will use it to explore the recently devastated Notre-Dame Cathedral. If you want to land your copy of the game on PC, then slide on over to the Uplay Store or alternatively, the Ubisoft store.

Assassin’s Creed Unity Cinematic Trailer

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