Ubisoft Offers ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’ Free for PC, Pledging Aid to Notre Dame
Following the devastating fire that destroyed large portions of the famed Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday, Ubisoft announced today (Wednesday, April 17th) they were to donate 500,000 Euros ($564,860) to help with reconstruction and restoration efforts.
Ubisoft also announced that they are offering Assassin’s Creed Unity for FREE for the next seven days on PC via the company’s website or the Ubisoft Store. Once downloaded, players can keep the game in their library for free indefinitely. Again, this offer is NOT available for console, only PC.
In the statement, Ubisoft, which is headquartered near Paris, said “When we created Assassin’s Creed Unity, 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.”
You can read the company’s full statement here.
Furthermore, a spokesman for the company told the BBC that it would share the design of the Cathedral from the game, if requested by French authorities.
The Notre Dame Cathedral was engulfed in flames early this week with most of the structure saved. Experts believe a full restoration is capable.