Ubisoft Donates $562,000 To Help Rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral And Offers Assassin’s Creed Unity For Free

Ubisoft Donates $562,000 To Help Rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral And Offers Assassin’s Creed Unity For Free
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The whole world was shocked as news spread of a massive blaze breaking out of Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday. The fire may now be out, but the devastation it caused was severe.

Almost all of the cathedral’s timber frames were destroyed, as the spire and attic collapsed. But that’s not all, as centuries of history have been lost with the damage. The cathedral’s timber frames were one of the oldest surviving ones in Paris.

Notre Dame Cathedral is a survivor as it has suffered from damage, reconstruction, as well as repair over centuries. But this recent fire may be the most destructive one to ever happen to this ancient monument.

In the wake of this devastating event, donations have been pouring in to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral. One of the many who pledged donations is the French video game company, Ubisoft.

Ubisoft has expressed their support for Notre Dame Cathedral and will be donating €500,000 to help with its restoration and rebuilding.

One of Ubisoft’s games, Assassin’s Creed: Unity released in 2014, is set in Paris and it features this wonderful monument.

The amazing recreation of Notre Dame Cathedral on the game is one of its most notable elements. And while developing the game, Ubisoft mentioned that they developed an even closer connection with Paris and its landmarks.

With this, the video game company is offering Assassin’s Creed: Unity for free on PC to anyone who wants it. This is to provide everyone the chance of experiencing the beauty and majesty of Notre Dame Cathedral through the game. This is the best way they know how to share the experience.

Video games are not only a source of fun and entertainment. It also allows people to explore and experience places in ways they could never imagine. Games like Assassin’s Creed: Unity which visually recreates real places, allows people to travel virtually and see it up close. And it gives these people the opportunity to see even places they have never been to before.

Of course, there are also other ways of exploring the majestic Notre Dame Cathedral. Scans and 3D mapping of this historical monument are available online.

But those who want to explore the place and experience the action of the game may download Assassin’s Creed: Unity. It will be available for free for one week, so grab before it ends. Assassin’s Creed: Unity can only be downloaded for PC through Uplay or via the Ubisoft Store. Once downloaded, players will get to own and enjoy the game forever.