The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience has been made available to pre-download on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S for free, Epic Games has confirmed. It was last week when The Matrix Awakens leaked for PS5 and there was some speculation as to what exactly players could expect. Now, details have been revealed alongside a short teaser where Neo asks how can we know what is real. I guess that will be the focal point of The Matrix Awakens.
The description for The Matrix Awakens: “An Unreal Engine 5 Experience reads as follows: Get ready for a glimpse into the future of interactive storytelling and entertainment with UE5 in this free, boundary-pushing cinematic and real-time tech demo. Created by members of the original movie team including Lana Wachowski along with Epic Games and partners, ‘The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience’ is a wild ride into the reality-bending universe of ‘The Matrix’ that features performances by Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss.”
It looks like The Matrix Awakens will not be available to experience until after The Game Awards on December 9th, where it will be showcased according to the store listings. You can download the PS5 version from here and the Xbox Series X|S version from here. A new trailer for The Matrix Resurrections was released last week and it has certainly generated hype for the movie. Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) are returning but as (Spoilers) they died in the third film it’s been unclear how they have returned. The latest trailer clearly states “maybe this isn’t the story we think it is”, and we can also hear a character saying “Why use old code for something new?” Is this a hint that Neo and Trinity aren’t actually returning at all and the whole thing is yet another simulation?
The Matrix Resurrections will be released on 22nd December 2021.
Source: Press Release