Ahead of the Game Awards announcement later this week, The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience has been released on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. While details of this tech demo are still a bit scarce, we know that the app will act as an interactive tie-in to the upcoming The Matrix Resurrections movie.
The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience is now live on both PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. Users can download the app on their console and it weighs around 25GB. When launched, the app welcomes you to a countdown that is set to end on 9 December.
According to the official description, the app has been created in partnership with “members of the original movie team” including Lana Wachowski. Epic Games also helped make the app and the company used its fancy new Unreal Engine 5 tech to do so. Epic claims that the experience will push the boundaries of what is possible in games from a visual point of view.
The official description reads:
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.
Want to see what’s possible when you combine the power of Unreal Engine 5 with PlayStation®5? Step into the world of one of the most iconic action franchises ever made. Pre-download ‘The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience’ now.
While Epic has been transparent with its Unreal Engine 5 tech, we have yet to see any game actually running on the engine. This might be our first glimpse at the power of the engine even though this isn’t technically a game. A teaser released by Unreal can be seen below.
How do we know what is real?
Pre-download ‘The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience’ for @PlayStation 5 and @Xbox Series X/S for a glimpse into the future of interactive storytelling and entertainment with #UE5: https://t.co/1FyMhf6ffQ pic.twitter.com/ljHhXcx3PC
— Unreal Engine (@UnrealEngine) December 6, 2021
As for The Matrix Resurrections, the film is set to launch on 22 December on HBO Max.