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Topic: Ubisoft is Giving Away Assassin's Creed: Unity For Free on P...
Steve Farrelly
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Posts: 8113
Location: Sydney, New South Wales

Having recreated the cathedral in Assassin's Creed Unity, and therefore digitally mapping the real-life structure, much news during the week has suggested Ubisoft's own technology could help in any restoration efforts down the track. Today, however, Ubisoft has come out in official response to the blaze and has offered both a donation to the restoration of the structure, as well as free release of the PC version of AC Unity.

Here's what the company said:
As the smoke clears on the events that unfolded on Monday at the Notre-Dame de Paris, we stand in solidarité with our fellow Parisians and everyone around the world moved by the devastation the fire caused. 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.

In light of Monday's events, we will be donating €500,000 (AUD$786,095) to help with the restoration and reconstruction of the Cathedral. We encourage all of you who are interested to donate as well. In addition, we want to give everyone the chance to experience the majesty and beauty of Notre-Dame the best way we know how. For one week, we will be giving Assassin's Creed Unity away free on PC, for anyone who wants to enjoy it. You can download it now for Uplay PC here: http://assassinscreed.com/unity-notredame/

When we created Assassin's Creed Unity, we developed an even closer connection with this incredible city and its landmarks – one of the most notable elements of the game was the extraordinary recreation of Notre-Dame.

Video games can enable us to explore places in ways we never could have otherwise imagined. We hope, with this small gesture, we can provide everyone an opportunity to appreciate our virtual homage to this monumental piece of architecture.
Construction of the Cathedral was started in 1160 and was completed a century later in 1260, with additional building taking place over the next few centuries.
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BladeRunner
Posts: 2954
Location: Queensland

I won't knock back a free game.
TiT
Posts: 6644
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

is it free forever or just for 1 week and then you cant play it anymore?
BladeRunner
Posts: 2956
Location: Queensland

Pretty sure it's to keep. I got a bunch of Assassins creed games that Ubisoft has given away.
trog
AGN Admin
Posts: 39778
Location: Other International

I have collected more free games than I can ever finish now, including this one, although I've wanted to play this ever since I first saw screenshots of its amazing rendition of this cathedral (one of my favourite places in the world). I just saw Epic Games Store is now doing a free game every two weeks as well.
Hogfather
Posts: 16913
Location: Cairns, Queensland

I have collected more free games than I can ever finish now, including this one, although I've wanted to play this ever since I first saw screenshots of its amazing rendition of this cathedral (one of my favourite places in the world). I just saw Epic Games Store is now doing a free game every two weeks as well.


I want a VR port pls thx

Also isn't the Epic Games store cancer? Unsure about pitchfork status.
dais
Posts: 12314
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Pretty sweet deal. I'm not a Catholic, so this is an example of a way to raise funds for this cause that I am happy to support. As a thank you to Ubisoft I bought the original Assassin's Creed for Xbox 360 on Xbox Live.
trog
AGN Admin
Posts: 39780
Location: Other International

Also isn't the Epic Games store cancer? Unsure about pitchfork status.
I don't know - I'm yet to play any of the games I've gotten in it. Do you mean the software (like Steam) you need to run their games?
Dan
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Posts: 15633
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Also isn't the Epic Games store cancer? Unsure about pitchfork status.
The anti-Epic Store rabble is 100% about people feeling inconvenienced by having to install another store app that isn't Steam. It's louder than it usually is for new store launches because of the way Epic are spending marketing dollars on "exclusives" like Borderlands.

The whinge is not justifiable this time around imo, as unlike when console platform holders buy exclusives for hardware you don't own, you just have to install a different piece of free software on your PC.

imo, epic store is only a good thing for PC gaming as it puts further pressure on Steam to be more competitive. It already made Steam lower their commissions for the first time in forever, but the detractors don't seem to realise how big of a deal that actually is (more money in developers pockets from each sale means more or better games).
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