Assasin’s Creed: Unity has the details to help rebuild the burnt icon: Notre Dame
When you have been playing game as long as I have, the details become more important each time a developer releases a game. In this case UbiSoft has gone so far into the details on the Notre Dame Cathedral, they are being asked to help in the restoration efforts. After the building was extinguished, the restoration efforts began immediately. In one of our PodCasts Rodney and Will discussed the depths of detail UbiSoft take to make a game, and this is a true example of how games have become more then just hobby. Here you can read am article from GameByte about how they will be instrumental in restoring the over 800 year old piece of history.
The world was left heartbroken yesterday (Monday) when news broke that the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral was on fire. The building, which is considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture, is over 800 years old and is a huge part of French history.
The fire, which burned overnight, has been extinguished as of this morning, and plans for the building’s restoration are already underway.
According to reports, the building will be restored as closely to its original glory as possible, meaning that architects and builders will be studying hyperrealistic photos and videos of the cathedral to recreate it as faithfully as possible.
One of the pieces of digital work that’s being cited to help in the restoration is none other than Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Unity.
Unity artist Caroline Miousse, spoke to The Verge a few years ago about the creation of the cathedral in the game.
The Verge wrote: “In the case of the Notre Dame, easily the biggest structure in the game, it meant recreating a version of the cathedral that didn’t actually exist at the time.
“Level artist Miousse spent literally years fussing over the details of the building. She pored over photos to get the architecture just right, and worked with texture artists to make sure that each brick was as it should be.”
According to a report from GPSWorld, it’s 3D mapping like this that will help the real-life restoration of one of France’s most famous structures.
Thank you, world of video games!
It’s not yet known how extensive the damage to Notre Dame is following the fire, and the cause of the blaze is still unknown at the time of writing.