Ubisoft is developing a virtual reality (VR) PC game in which players can take on the role of employees of the Parisian fire department battling the blaze that severely damaged Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral in 2019.
Save the Notre-Dame as a firefighter in Ubisoft latest VR game
The one-hour experience is being developed in collaboration with the docudrama, Notre-Dame on Fire, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud of Enemy at the Gates & The Name of the Rose fame. Ubisoft created a precise 3D model of Notre-Dame for Assassin’s Creed Unity, which was then utilised to create the free virtual reality experience of Notre Dame de Paris – Journey Back in Time.
Both the film and the virtual reality game, Notre-Dame on Fire, shall be releasing this March of this year. It is yet to be revealed what kind of hardware shall be required for the virtual reality game to be compatible with. The 2019 fire lasted about 15 hours and caused in the collapse of the cathedral’s main spire as well as the ruin of much of the roof. The towers, on the other hand, were salvaged. Work on the cathedral is still underway, and it isn’t expected to reopen until 2024.