It is part of Notre Dame On Fire, a documentary about the Parisian drama directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud
In 2019, Notre Dame Cathedral suffered a catastrophic fire that destroyed a large part of one of the most famous buildings in the world, the main attraction along with the Eiffel Tower in the city of Paris and France itself. In video games, we were able to see it in detail in Assassin’s Creed Unity, and the developer itself offered us a virtual tour to admire the details of its architecture.
But it seems that the fact that Ubisoft has so faithfully recreated the cathedral in video games has led other media to continue to be interested in its work. As Variety has announced, the French company will collaborate with Notre Dame On Fire, a documentary aimed at reliving the harrowing moments that occurred almost three years ago at the site of the events.
Ubisoft is producing a virtual reality experience for the project directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. The hour-long experience will put us in the shoes of a firefighter, and we will have to cooperate with the rest of our colleagues, as if it were a puzzle game, to escape from the flames. “The idea is to go through the cathedral to find the relics and fight the fire, saving Notre Dame before time runs out,” said Deborah Papiernik, in charge of strategic partnerships at Ubisoft.
At the moment, we have no official images, nor do we know if it will be sold independently; we only have a teaser trailer for the docudrama (due out in March), which you can see in this news item. At the time of the disaster, users paid tribute to the memorial through Ubisoft’s Parisian delivery, and the company itself donated $500,000 and gave away the game in a solidarity initiative that was applauded by the gaming community.