The Matrix Online Launch Update

By Paul Martin March 19th, 2005, in The Matrix Online

The Matrix Online preorder launch begins Saturday, March 19th at noon PST and the official game launch begins Tuesday, March 22nd.

As part of the unique continuing story based nature of The Matrix Online, a specialized Role Playing Live Events Team is in place to assume the roles of the actual Matrix characters, including Morpheus, Seraph, The Merovingian and more.

Starting with the Preorder Launch the Live Events Team will actively engage in the game to bring the Matrix alive. The truce between the people of Zion and the Machines will begin to unravel shortly after launch and you have the opportunity to shape the future of the Matrix, building to the week of April 4th, which will include major story updates and live events.

New features are constantly being developed to drive the game and story further. Players can always get a sneak peak at future content updates by jacking into the QA Live server, which will be available at launch. Some of the exciting new features already available on the QA Live Server include an in-game radio enabling players to listen to live audio streams and their music seamlessly during gameplay and increased inventory capacity. The QA Live server also provides a glimpse of the future of PvP in the Matrix, once the truce unravels.

The End of Beta Event

Tuesday was an AMAZING day in The Matrix Online Beta. The Beta came to a stunning conclusion as a war broke out between The Machines and the people of Zion. The Exiles, lead by The Merovingian, picked up and left the Matrix in order to wait for the resolution of the battle.

The Matrix Online showed for the first time the power of the story – MAJOR characters made LIVE appearances. Morpheus, Niobe, Seraph, and the Merovingian all made appearances in the game giving speeches to players and rallying them to their side. Niobe was even spotted going into battle against many Agents.

The Machines turned the sky red and filled it with all-seeing eyes. They then proceeded to hunt down INDIVIDUAL players, calling them out by name and chasing them down for deletion. Other players would rally around the named and try to defend them from the Agents.

Later in the day, Agents began spreading a Fire Virus fire that would infect all players.

Finally, the Machines succeeded in rebooting the Matrix after crumpling all players like aluminum cans in a final blow to Zion.

The entire event was reported on LIVE by Radio Free Zion. They had their DJs spread through the Matrix and would report on Agent movements, player uprisings, Morpheus sightings, and Fire Virus infestations.

You can see and hear a sample of the very end of the beta here:

Here are some other sites where you can check out what went on:

As always, be sure to check out for all of the latest news and information on the game!

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