Ubisoft’s New VR Game Will Be About Saving Notre Dame Cathedral

Ubisoft has established a collaboration with studio Pathe and Jean-Jacques Annaud to create a new VR experience that will take place during the 2019 fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral.

“Notre-Dame está ardiendo” is an IMAX-filmed documentary that will be released in March 2022 and details how firefighters can control the blaze, preventing the entire building from burning down and disappearing forever.

To accompany the launch of the documentary, Ubisoft will release a Virtual Reality game of the same name, which will put players in the shoes of these firefighters, and which will use maps from Assassin’s Creed Unity to recreate “an escape experience”.

“As with any escape game, it’s all about solving puzzles and working with your teammates,” explained Ubisoft senior vice president Deborah Papiernik. an interview with Variety. “The idea is to go through the cathedral and find relics and put out the fire to save Notre-Dame.”

The game will not be a direct adaptation of the documentary but will offer a personal vision. “The fact that we had access to the script fed our team a lot. But that doesn’t mean that we had to transfer everything directly into the game, but that we used it as adaptation material.”

At the moment, we do not know on which platforms you will be able to play.

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