Ubisoft Donates Over $500K To Help With Notre-Dame Restoration And Reconstruction

ubisoft assassins creed notre dameIn the aftermath of the catastrophic fire that devastated the towering Notre-Dame Cathedral on Monday evening, various organizations have generously pledged financial aid to restore the iconic Parisian monument. Among them is Paris-based video game company Ubisoft.

The company revealed in a statement on their official site that they will be donating €500,000 to help with the reconstruction and restoration of the Cathedral. “As the smoke clears on the events that unfolded on Monday at the Notre-Dame de Paris, we stand in solidarité with our fellow Parisians and everyone around the world moved by the devastation the fire caused,” says Ubisoft. “Notre-Dame is an integral part of Paris, a city to which we are deeply connected. Seeing the monument in peril like this affected us all.”

Ubisoft will also be giving away free digital copies of Assassin’s Creed Unity which features an accurate recreation of the Cathedral. “We want to give everyone the chance to experience the majesty and beauty of Notre-Dame the best way we know how,” Ubisoft adds. “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.”

“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.”

Assassin’s Creed Unity will be available on UPlay from April 17th 10pm until April 25th 3pm (your local time). Check out the official trailer below. You can also head over to the Ubisoft official site for more info.