Players visiting Assassin's Creed: Unity after Notre-Dame fire
People have taken to social media to pay tribute to last night's tragedy by visiting the cathedral in Ubisoft's 2014 game.
Following the tragic news of the fire that engulfed the Notre-Dame cathedral last night, the gaming community has been paying homage to the historic monument in a rather special way, as reported by the Huffington Post.
Players have been taking to Twitter to share screenshots of their return to Assassin's Creed: Unity, since the 2014 game was set in Paris and allows you to visit the Notre-Dame in-game, which has been faithfully recreated.
Since the fire, an older article from The Verge has been shared too, in which level artist Caroline Miousse talks about constructing the cathedral in the game. "I made some other stuff in the game," she says, "but 80 percent of my time was spent on the Notre Dame."
Miousse spent this time poring over records and photos of the architecture to get the model right, working with texture artists to figure out the finer details like the paintings hanging on the walls, even making the decision to add the spires despite the fact they weren't there at the time the game was set.
Many have speculated that Ubisoft's work could be used to help Notre-Dame rebuild in the coming months, but for now it's just nice to see a game known in many ways for its launch plagued with bugs and technical issues being used for something positive.