To celebrate the Journées Européennes du Patrimoine (European Heritage Days) on 21 and 22 September, Ubisoft presented to the public for the first time a virtual reality tour of Notre-Dame de Paris, the famous monument to humanity’s heritage, at the UNESCO headquarters.
Visitors had the opportunity to discover, or rediscover, this jewel of architecture through the exploration of ten different scenarios: from the nave to the transept to the choir inside the cathedral, before climbing higher up to inaccessible panoramic points to the public, both from the roof and from a hot air balloon that flies over the famous monument.
This experience is based on the Ubisoft version of Notre-Dame created in 2014 for Assassin’s Creed Unity, the game set in Paris during the French Revolution. The demonstration at UNESCO on the occasion of the European Heritage Days was only the beginning, because, in the future, Ubisoft intends to make this experience accessible to a greater public.
” For the past 30 years, Ubisoft has created a series of truly engaging worlds in which players can immerse themselves in fun, or in the case of the Assassin’s Creed series, also to discover and appreciate part of our world heritage,” said senior vice president new business of Ubisoft, Deborah Papiernik. ” We are really proud to show the excellent work of our Assassin’s Creed Unity teams and allow the public to visit the cathedral thanks to this virtual reality experience .”