As the second Matrix
movie nears release, The
Matrix Online website
has gone live (thanks Cypher
offering the first Flash
y details about the MMO Matrix game, planned for
launch next year. Included is a FAQ, some concept art, and a press release with
some info about this project that's being co-developed by Monolith and EON
Productions. There is also an
E3 preview of the game on PC.IGN.Com
. Here's a bit from the press release:
Warner Bros. Studios and Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world's
largest video game publishers, will co-publish The Matrix Online, the
first massively multiplayer online (MMO) game based on Warner Bros. Pictures'
vastly influential Matrix property.
Under the terms of the worldwide exclusive deal, Ubi Soft will distribute and
maintain the live game operations of The Matrix Online, while Warner
Bros. Studios will oversee all story and content development. Both companies
will supervise ongoing game development and marketing activities for the MMO
game. Following the beta test in 2003, The Matrix Online is expected to
launch in 2004.
Set in a virtual persistent universe in which millions of players around the
globe ban participate, The Matrix Online will feature cutting-edge
graphics, real-time martial arts combat and a rich storyline that picks up where
The Matrix Revolutions, the third chapter in the Matrix film
trilogy, leaves off.