Following the tragic burning of the Notre-Dame Cathedral spire in Paris earlier this week, Ubisoft and the developers behind the historically driven Assassin’s Creed series have responded charitably.
For the next week, until the 25th of April, PC users will be able to download Assassin's Creed Unity for free. This entry into the franchise lets players traverse late 18th-century Paris during the French revolution, including a recreation of the Notre-Dame Cathedral.
"Notre-Dame de Paris, often referred to simply as Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, France. The cathedral is consecrated to the Virgin Mary and considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture."
“Ubisoft wants to give all gamers the chance to experience the majesty and beauty of the cathedral”, the publisher’s announcement. “You can download Assassin’s Creed Unity on PC for free here, and you’ll own it forever in your Uplay games library.”
"Assassin’s Creed® Unity tells the story of Arno, a young man who embarks upon an extraordinary journey to expose the true powers behind the French Revolution. In the brand new co-op mode, you and your friends will also be thrown in the middle of a ruthless struggle for the fate of a nation."
On top of the free game, Ubisoft is joining in the works to restore the iconic Paris landmark by pledging €500,000. The developer also urges “all who want to help with the restoration and reconstruction of the Cathedral to join Ubisoft in donating”.