After the tragic fire of the Notre Dame Cathedral this Monday, Ubisoft have stepped up to do their part in assisting with the restoration.
On April 17th, the French developer donated €500,000 towards the restoration and reconstruction of the famous monument.
Additionally, they have made Assassin’s Creed: Unity available for free until April 25th.
They had the following message:
“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.”
Ubisoft expressed a deep connection with the monument after the development of Unity, adding that they were deeply connected with the building after taking in depth scans and painstakingly constructing it in the game to an almost 1:1 scale.
All that’s needed to receive the free game is to have a uPlay account. That’s it – no tricks, no weird hidden multi-step process and no summoning of ancient luck demons to get the chance at receiving it.
Simply create a free uPlay account, download the launcher, navigate to the specific Unity store page and claim your free game. While a donation to the effort is encouraged, it is in no way required.
Ubisoft said in their statement “we want to give everyone the chance to experience the majesty and beauty of Notre-Dame the best way we know how.”