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Ubisoft has created a new virtual reality escape game focused on escaping the Notre-Dame cathedral when the dreadful fire engulfed it back in 2019.
Called "Notre-Dame on Fire" – which is also the name of a docu-drama by director Jean-Jacques Annaud – the game draws primarily from assets used back in 2014 to create Assassin's Creed Unity. It will release alongside the film in March 2022, although right now, it's not clear what VR platforms the adventure will be available on.
"Like any escape game, it's a question of puzzles and co-operating with your teammates," Ubisoft senior VP Deborah Papiernik told Variety (thanks, The Gamer). "The idea is to make your way through the cathedral to find relics and to fight the fire, because you have to save Notre Dame.
"The fact that we had that access [to the film's screenplay] really nourished our team," Papiernik added, reflecting on how the team responded to the film's screenplay. "That doesn't mean we translated everything to gameplay; rather, it offered our team food for thought for our adaptation."