It’s old news now – Notre Dame Cathedral has been extensively damaged by a fire that started on Monday, April 15.

The roof and the spire are now history.

Now, the focus is on how this iconic historic building will be restored.

Having been around for 850 years, Notre Dame is a huge part of French history and culture. To put this into perspective, it is older than the Eiffel Tower by over 700 years!

So yes, the Notre Dame is a significant building, not only to France but also to the world.

The damage from the fire was heartbreaking. Tears were shed on Paris’s streets as the spire, and the roof collapsed under the flames’ effects.

But rebuilding plans are in high gear now that the fire has been completely put out.

Can a video game help the Cathedral?

The idea is to restore the building to make it look as close as possible to its original state. This means that there will be a need to study the building from photos and videos extensively to make the most accurate reconstruction of the building.

Many parties are very willing to help out with this, but one source of assistance has stood out – the Assassin’s Creed: Unity game by Ubisoft.

The popular game takes place in 1789 Paris, and it has a spectacular recreation of the Notre Dame Cathedral. This could prove very important during this iconic building’s restoration process.

According to news reports, highly detailed 3D maps of the building, the sort featured in Assassin’s Creed: Unity can go a long way in helping restore Notre Dame’s glory.

The game might not turn out to be the unlikely hero in the restoration process. It might make a sensible contribution to the rebuilding efforts.

Ubisoft, the company behind the world-famous game, takes the recreation of cities and landmarks very seriously. The Notre Dame recreation in this popular game is a fine example of how brilliant the game maker is as far as this is concerned.

And Caroline Miousse, a Unity artist, admits that she spent years fussing over the details of this building. It is easily the biggest building in the game. She even went as far as working with texture artists to make sure that each of the bricks was as it is in the actual building.

So yes, Assassin’s Creed may play a significant role in helping restore the Notre Dame to its former glory.