The video game publisher Ubisoft, located in Bordeaux, provides free Internet Assassin’s Creed Unity where Notre-Dame is reproduced at (near) perfection.
Five years after its release, the video game Assassin’s Creed Unity has – unfortunately – been brought up to date, after the terrible fire of April 15, 2019 that ravaged Notre-Dame de Paris .
In this game that takes place in Paris during the Revolution, Ubisoft managed to model with a realism bluffing the historic buildings of the capital, including the famous cathedral which was reproduced “closer to the original” .
“Ubisoft has indeed focused much of its time and efforts on the reconstruction of Notre-Dame,” confirms the publisher.
Climb the Spire of Notre-Dame, it is possible
In this virtual Paris, the player embodies Arno Victor Dorian, a “murderer” who fights against corruption in the midst of the French Revolution. Through this fictional character, he can visit the cathedral and even climb it … up to the top of the spire!
#NotreDame j’ai dû y mourir environ 45 260 fois tué par les gardes dans Assassin’s Creed Unity.
Ce jeu l’a tellement bien représentée qu’on s’y croirait 💔Laissez-moi vous emmener tout en haut de la flèche pour pouvoir l’admirer pic.twitter.com/Z4hhAYHKJE
— Erinaceus europaeus (@Gwnd77) April 15, 2019
Designed as “a tribute to the city of Paris”, Assassin’s Creed Unity allows Internet users to continue to visit (virtually) this historic building heritage French, waiting for the end of its reconstruction hoped for 2024 by Emmanuel Macron, the leader State.
Désormais à chaque fois que nous lancerons Assassin’s Creed Unity #Ubisoft , nous aurons une pensée pour #NotreDame 😭. La beauté du paysage est un bel hommage à la majesté du monument. pic.twitter.com/AfHoESDwrB
— Players Unity (@PlayersUnity_) April 15, 2019
It should be noted, however, as the historian Romain Vincent on Twitter, that the cathedral Notre-Dame of Paris virtual Assassin’s Creed Unity “is not 100% faithful to the original”, even if it is so close from the reality that we only see fire.
Il semblerait bon de rappeler que la Notre Dame d’Assassin’s Creed Unity n’est pas 100% fidèle à l’originale. L’échelle n’est pas réellement 1.1 et certaines gargouilles sont copiées/collées https://t.co/UOLs7XXk8g
— Romain Vincent (@RomainHG) April 17, 2019
Faced with national turmoil, and even international, the publisher Ubisoft, one of the main studios is based in Bordeaux (Gironde), decided to participate in the momentum of solidarity for Notre Dame by providing free Internet users the PC version of Assassin’s Creed Unity until April 24th.
“In light of the events of Monday, Ubisoft wants to let discover the majesty and beauty of the cathedral, in the best possible way,” said the publisher.
Plus d’informations : https://t.co/8mQTu2kYyw
— Assassin’s Creed FR (@AssassinsFR) April 17, 2019
A donation of 500 000 euros
In addition to the game offered to Internet users, Ubisoft has also pledged € 500,000 to help restore and rebuild Notre-Dame de Paris and “hopes that Notre-Dame will find its sparkle as quickly as possible.” “.