The monetary aid to reconstruct the Notre-Dame has been pouring in from across the world. Billionaires and a host of organizations across the world have generously contributed towards rebuilding the iconic 850-year-old cathedral that was significantly destroyed due to a massive fire.
However, apart from financial aid, there certainly is much more required to bring Notre-Dame to its original shape.
Ubisoft, a video game company headquartered in France, has offered to share the digital design of Notre-Dame that it had created for its video game ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity.’ The 2014 release of the video game, set in Paris during the French Revolution, had featured the Notre-Dame as a fully explorable building. Its developers took over a year to meticulously recreate the cathedral for the game.
While the digital model does not accurately replicate the original structure, it still will provide tremendous help in recreating it.
The organization has also donated 500,000 euros to the reconstruction efforts.
Further, to express solidarity with this tragic mishap, it has given its fans an opportunity to play the Assassin’s Creed Unity for free. For a week, users will be able to download the game on Uplay at no cost.
In solidarity with everyone moved by Monday’s events we’re donating to the restoration of Notre-Dame & giving you the chance to play @AssassinsCreed Unity on Uplay for free.
— Ubisoft (@Ubisoft) April 17, 2019
Isn’t all this a testimony to the fact that unity is, indeed, the biggest strength. With collaboration and cooperation, many wonderful things can be achieved.
Hoping that the Notre-Dame returns to its majestic original state very soon!