Last year, the stunning Notre-Dame de Paris was tragically destroyed in a fire. In the aftermath came an outpouring of support both domestically and internationally, with individuals and companies pledging money towards its reconstruction. This included Ubisoft, which pledged €500,000, gave away Assassin’s Creed Unity and recreated the cathedral in VR. 

A year later and the pledges haven’t all quite lived up to expectations, with some billionaires who promised a lot reaping the good PR without actually spending the money they promised. A lot of money was still raised, however, but it will be a long while before visitors will once again be able to explore the historical building. Reconstruction is expected to take five years and won’t properly begin until 2021. In the meantime, there’s Ubisoft’s aforementioned VR “experience”.

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