The Matrix has had an interesting history with video games. While the concept of the movies seems ripe for video games, their execution hasn’t always been stellar. As the popularity also peaked with the mid-2000’s quest for cutting-edge graphics, the two seemed like a match. While the potential of showcasing the Matrix in a video game always had limitations, graphical capabilities have evolved since. Showcasing what’s possible with modern graphical and technological capabilities has always been a specialty of Unreal Engine. While the franchise has largely laid dormant until the announcement of The Matrix Resurrections, Warner Brothers are bringing the experience to an entirely new graphics engine. Leaked via the Playstation Network, The Matrix Awakens is a new Unreal Engine 5 experience headed to PlayStation consoles soon.
The Matrix Awakens; An Unreal Engine 5 Experience has appeared in the PSN backend: https://t.co/bD4it0ymJH
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When is The Matrix Awakens Unreal Engine 5 Experience Releasing?
While details on what exactly this release will entail are sparse, we can infer a few things. Of course, the labeling as an Unreal Engine 5 experience gives us a pretty good idea of what we should expect. While not labeled specifically, The Matrix Awakens will more than likely be a tech demo of UE5 capabilities. It’s currently unknown if this will be available on most PlayStation platforms or perhaps be a PS5 exclusive. Seeing how the latest tech demo would showcase everything, there’s a good chance this will only be available on PS5. Taking control of the vast power in a PS5, The Matrix Awakens Unreal Engine tech demo has a real chance to impress on a 4K display. With The Matrix Resurrections releasing this December on the 22nd, fans can expect this promotion to be revealed ahead of the film’s release.
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