The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience is coming to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles. It is available to preload through Xbox Games Store and PlayStation Store.
The 29GB tech demo is the result of a collaboration between Lana Wachowski, Warner Bros., and Epic Games. According to the official description which 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.”
While you can download it immediately, The Matrix Awakens experience will unlock during The Game Awards on Thursday, December 9.
Unreal Engine 5 was announced in May 2020 alongside a real-time demo running on the PlayStation 5 to show off the console’s true next-gen capabilities.
Epic Games’ Fortnite has also shifted to Unreal Engine 5 starting Chapter 3, becoming one of the first games to use the new engine. Fortnite’s Chapter 3 also introduces gameplay and graphical enhancements that come with the newer engine, with more on the way. While UE5 is still currently in early access, it is expected to launch sometime during early 2022.