- The world famous Notre-Dame Cathedral caught fire on Monday.
- The French game publisher Ubisoft created a stunningly detailed version of Notre-Dame Cathedral in the 2014 game, “Assassin’s Creed Unity.”
- On Wednesday, Ubisoft pledged a 500,000 Euro donation to the rebuilding efforts.
- Moreover, the company said it’s “more than happy to lend our expertise in any way that we can to help with these efforts” — a reference to the extensive research Ubisoft did of Notre-Dame Cathedral for “Unity.”
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The rebuilding of Notre-Dame Cathedral is getting help from an unlikely source: A major video game publisher.
In the wake of the fire that ravaged the 800-year-old cathedral on Monday, French video game publisher Ubisoft is donating 500,000 Euros to the rebuilding effort.
Perhaps even more importantly, Ubisoft is offering its expertise — the company built a thoroughly detailed version of Notre-Dame in its 2014 video game “Assassin’s Creed Unity.”
The company issued the following statement on Wednesday morning:
“It is important to keep in mind that what we did for the game was not a scientific reconstruction but rather an artistic vision.