A Video Game Is The Unlikely Answer To Rebuilding The Notre Dame
With the recent destruction of the Notre Dame because of the fire which started during the restoration work, we’re seeing a number of influential French politicians and billionaires coming forward with their plans to help rebuild the French Gothic structure. But there’s an unlikely answer to all their problems - a video game.
With French billionaires and politicians lining up to aid the reconstruction of the Notre Dame, Parisians have some newfound hope. One of the strangest revelations about the fiasco has been the fact that a video game might be the key to the restoration.
Ubisoft’s ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’ is a game set in France. To recreate French architecture, the research team had to scan the iconic structures accurately. Ubisoft has 3D rendered the Notre Dame and with these polygons at play, French authorities will benefit from this.
In a video game, the setting has to be recreated using a technique where 3D rendering gives it an illusion of space and ‘weight’. In case of the Notre Dame, Ubisoft has the entire structure mapped out. From blueprints of the structure to the intricate details of the interiors, the video game publisher has access to the plans which can be easily used to restore the architectural masterpiece.
Earlier, we've seen history lessons being taught through ‘tours’ of the world created by the different Assassin’s Creed games. In ‘Assassin’s Creed: Origins’, Ubisoft did a spectacular job in recreating ancient Egypt.
The video game series has been applauded time and again for its accurate representation of its settings. From ancient Egypt to Italy during the Renaissance, Ubisoft has managed to recreate these settings perfectly with their extensive research.
Earlier today, a roaring blaze led to the collapse of the cathedral’s spire. Paris fire chief Jean-Claude Gallet had clarified that the French firefighters have stopped the fire from spreading to the northern belfry.
Here's the trailer for 'Assassin's Creed Unity':