Ubisoft today announced it’d be giving away Assassin’s Creed Unity away for free, as a tribute to the damaged Notre-Dame and to give gamers “the chance to experience the majesty and beauty of the cathedral” in the wake of the fire.
Unity, which is set during the French Revolution and stars a rebellious aristocrat-turned-Assassin named Arno, features a painstaking replica of Notre-Dame — a recreation so thorough that it could be a valuable resource to the French government when reconstruction gets underway. Video game publisher Ubisoft announced it will be donating €500,000, or about $564,775, to help with rebuilding the Notre-Dame Cathedral following a fire that ravaged the historic monument earlier this week.
The company’s donation will go toward a rebuilding fund that has already reached $1 billion in combined pledges. France’s President, Emmanuel Macron, has vowed that the restoration effort will be completed within the next five years, though some experts suggest it could take longer. The Game is available for Download. The giveaway is only till April 25th.