Ubisoft Gives Away Assassin's Creed Unity For Free, Donates 500K Euros to Restore Notre-Dame

Written by Neil Soutter on Thu, Apr 18, 2019 11:25 AM
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Just a quick one or you as no doubt many of you have noticed this news already, but Assassin’s Creed Unity is currently free on Uplay for a limited time.

The Parisian historical adventure isn’t without its fair share of critics but it’s a gorgeous-looking game (probably still the best-looking Assassin’s Creed) and its recreation of the city is arguably the series’ best urban sprawl yet.

This is all tied into Notre-Dame going up in flames, naturally, and is a thinly veiled PR stunt to get more gamers playing Assassin’s Creed and using Uplay. But, well, free’s free, so who are we to complain.

“In light of Monday’s events, we will be donating €500,000 to help with the restoration and reconstruction of the Cathedral,” wrote Ubisoft in a statement. “We encourage all of you who are interested to donate as well. In addition, we want to give everyone the chance to experience the majesty and beauty of Notre-Dame the best way we know how. For one week, we will be giving Assassin’s Creed Unity away free on PC, for anyone who wants to enjoy it.”

All you need to do is head here and login with a Uplay, Facebook, Twitch, or PlayStation account in order to be grab your copy.

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19:53 Apr-18-2019

As much as you could apparently argue various things, since even letting people know gives you few downvotes these days. Free game is always nice. So yeah, if you didn't give it a go back when it came out, now you can do it for free and in much better patched state.

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20:47 Apr-18-2019

Yeah, I only have a few hours on black flag, so looking forward to Unity after that now that's its in a finished state:-)

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17:20 Apr-24-2019

True. I never actually wanted to play Unity because of how buggy it was. But since I don't have to pay for it, then it'll be nice to play.

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12:30 Apr-18-2019

Nearly a billion dollars pledged by a few rich people to restore a church owned by one of the wealthiest organisations in the world in two days......yet no money to help starving people all around the world......just sayin'

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12:42 Apr-18-2019

It's a global treasure/icon and an important piece of architecture history. If you say it's not worth the money, we should just re-assign the money to help better our lives (improve roads, more efficient power plants, faster network, etc.) to save starving people instead.

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12:48 Apr-18-2019

I understand it's an important piece of architecture, and it's terrible that it happened, but all I'm saying is priorities....

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12:55 Apr-18-2019

But if saving people is the priority then medical care, vaccination and emergency services should be the top ones, not food.

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15:00 Apr-18-2019

Oh man, I was just making a point, There's no money for this and that, starving, homeless, medication etc etc, yet they can find it when it suits them. The mega rich I'm talking about. Yes some donate millions, but just the speed in which that colossal amount appeared is staggering....

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17:05 Apr-18-2019

Its FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND. Not half a billion. Its not that difficult for a private company to invest that kind of money in a personal interest. Dont be naive

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17:13 Apr-18-2019

I'm not talking about ubisoft, Fair play to them, I applaud them in fact. If you read what I wrote instead of glancing at it. 900 million in 2 days https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-notredame-donations/as-notre-dame-money-rolls-in-some-eyebrows-raised-over-rush-of-funds-idUSKCN1RT28Q

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18:43 Apr-18-2019

Notre Dame isn't owned by the church btw so no, it's not owned by the wealthiest corporation.

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04:34 Apr-19-2019

Wouldn't be surprised if Purdue owned it. :p

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07:07 Apr-19-2019

There's always that one guy. Always.

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11:38 Apr-19-2019

you are right and that is why you are getting the criticism. I definitely agree with you &#603

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12:04 Apr-18-2019

Nice move from Ubisoft!

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11:29 Apr-18-2019

now people will cry that we do not take epic free games , but uplay is okey

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11:51 Apr-18-2019

I claim free games on the epic store all the time i just don't have their launcher installed.

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19:55 Apr-18-2019

Personally, I will take any free game I am interested in. It always is nice gesture and you kind of lose a bit of argument of "not the right store",since it is free. Still, I kind of wish people would stop bringing up Epic, you can't go anywhere and not have one person bring up Epic, I am really tired of that... sorry.

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