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Ubisoft donating over $500,000 for Notre Dame reconstruction

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Notre Dame in AC: Unity

Ubisoft have officially announced that they will support the reconstruction and restoration of Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris with a donation of $565,000. They are also giving Assassin's Creed Unity for free as part of their support.

In their latest announcement, Ubisoft have revealed that they will be making a big donation for the reconstruction and restoration of Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, which was severely damaged in a huge fire that occurred earlier this week.

Ubisoft will donate $565,000 to Notre-Dame and as a part of their support, they will also give Assassin's Creed Unity for free to everyone who wants to play it. The game will be available as a free download on Uplay for one week, so if you're yet to play it, you certainly won't find a better deal. Keep in mind that the offer is limited to PC at the moment and it will expire on Thursday, 25 April 2019.

As you may know, Assassin's Creed Unity is set in Paris during the French Revolution and one of the most notable elements of the game is the recreation of the iconic cathedral. Ubisoft say they developed a special connection with Paris while they worked on Unity, and with this "small gesture" they wanted to show their appreciation to this "monumental piece of architecture".

Ubisoft's Caroline Miousse, a senior level designer on Assassin’s Creed Unity spent almost two years working on the cathedral in game, to make sure that the recreation is as accurate as possible. According to some reports, Ubisoft's digital mapping of the building could help in the restoration process.  

The publisher said that they stand in solidarity with Parisians and everyone around the world moved by the devastation the fire caused to one of the world's most historic buildings. "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 wrote in their announcement.

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You can check Ubisoft's announcement on their official website, and get Assassin's Creed Unity for free on Ubisoft Store or Uplay.