Assassin’s Creed Unity is free this week as Ubisoft reacts to the Notre Dame fire
Ubisoft, the company behind the Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry series, is offering Assassin’s Creed Unity for free this week as a way of honouring the recently devastated Notre Dame de Paris.
The French video-game publisher/developer published a news article on its website that expressed the company’s commitment to helping rebuild the damaged historical landmark. “In light of Monday’s events,” the article reads, “we will be donating €500,000 to help with the restoration and reconstruction of the cathedral.”
As well as pledging a sizeable donation, Ubisoft is also offering Assassin’s Creed Unity for free to anyone who wants it for the next week. All you need to do is head to the Ubisoft store website and “purchase” the game for your platform of choice; PC gamers will also need to install the Uplay launcher, a link to which can be found on the same site. Obviously, this offer only applies to digital versions of the game.
The eighth game in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Unity is set during the French revolution, and features a scaled-down revolution-era Paris complete with Notre Dame for you to explore. In typical Assassin’s Creed fashion, you’ll spend most of your time on the rooftops of the city, occasionally leaping into carts of hay or shoving your hidden blade through the back of the bourgeoisie.
The offer on Assassin’s Creed Unity runs from 17 to 25 April. PC gamers will need a seriously powerful rig to play the game, as it’s notorious for being a drain on resources – if your PC isn’t up to scratch, you might want to take a look at our list of the best graphics cards.