The Matrix Resurrections released its first trailer this week and it’s causing a stir not only for fans of the film series, but also for the long-lost MMO, The Matrix Online. Now, some fans are trying to bring back the old MMO to celebrate the fourth installment of the film series with a Change.org petition.
Originally published in 2005 by Monolith Productions, then Sony Online Entertainment, The online matrix ran for four years, eventually ending in 2009. During this time, the MMO stubbornly continued the storyline of the film series, with the Wachowskis involved in its early development and giving the game their blessing to effectively render the movie. canon story of the game.
However, with the MMO shutting down in 2009 thanks to low player numbers and a crowded market, it’s a game that many may not be aware of, especially fans of the films themselves. However, with the trailer for the next installment in the film series releasing this week, the MMO is returning to the limelight and some fans want it to stay there.
In a petition on Change.org, fans ask Warner Bros. to bring back The online matrix to allow fans to relive the story itself, as well as to use the game for in-game alt-world marketing. While the trailer itself came out this week, the petition is once again being released. in light after being premiered a while ago, it seems.
“The Matrix Online is expected to make a return as we plan Part 4! Imagine reliving the storyline until the Matrix 4 shutdown and alternative marketing in the game. The game had archive story missions, missions character, cool fight animation and awesome clothes in a cyberpunk environment. Bring it back online! We deeply missed the Online Matrix. So many people couldn’t have this amazing gaming experience that was ahead of us. on his time. Charge a one-time or monthly fee. Run ads on town billboards. Either way take it back! “
Many events of The online matrix could influence the film as well, for example by explaining why Lawrence Fishburne is not reprising his iconic role as Morpheus. During the race The online matrix, Morpheus was involved in the story event which saw the character killed by the Assassin, a Machine-made program, after setting off a few “code bombs” in order to force the Machines to surrender Neo’s body. As the events of the game were meant to be viewed as cannons, this could explain why Fishburne isn’t returning, and instead, as confirmed yesterday, Yahya Abdul Mateen II is playing what appears to be a younger “Morpheus”.
Whether the petition itself will be successful remains to be seen. As of this writing, only 167 people have signed it and Warner Bros. might not want to put the series back in game development. However, it’s interesting how a movie trailer as punchy as The Matrix can put a game canceled over a decade ago back into the limelight.