Last year, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S owners got a taste of the potential of Unreal Engine 5 through The Matrix Awakens, a tech demo released to coincide with the release of The Matrix Resurrections. Epic Games has now confirmed that the demo will be delisted on 9 July, but players will have until then to download and keep the experience.
The Matrix Awakens provided a stunning demonstration of Unreal Engine 5 as it gave players a large virtual playground of a city to explore and interact with. There wasn’t much else to the demo other than showing off its groundbreaking visuals and technology, though it didn’t stop fans from developing some excellent mods like this Superman one built on the demo’s blueprint.
Epic Games announced that The Matrix Awakens demo will be delisted this week but is giving players a couple of days to download the game before it leaves PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. Once downloaded, players will still be able to access it even after it’s removed from online stores.
Unreal Engine 5 was officially released in April this year by Epic Games, showing a leap in technology over Unreal Engine 4. Judging by The Matrix Awakens, the results are quite impressive though there’s a lot more that developers could do with the game engine – and we can’t wait to see future projects that utilise it.
Some notable games currently being built on Unreal Engine 5 include Arkane’s Redfall, Black Myth: Wukong, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, Avowed, Kingdom Hearts IV, the next Tomb Raider game and the next Witcher game, among others.
The Matrix Awakens will be delisted on 9 July, so make sure you download it before it disappears.
Source: PlayStation Lifestyle