The matrix awakens go to sleep. Epic’s visually impressive tech demo (it’s also a kind of mini open-world action game) for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S will be delisted on July 9, the company announced via its site. website. If you’ve already added the game, which is free, to your game library, you can continue downloading it after July 9.
In terms of visual fidelity, it’s easy to make a case that The matrix awakens is the most realistic game available today. First released last December, just as the fourth Matrix the film was released on the big screen, The matrix awakens is apparently a showcase for Epic’s proprietary Unreal 5 game development engine. Although it’s only a brief snippet of quote-unquoted “gameplay”, the demo comes close to the classic definition of photorealism.
His in-game faces, including those of Matrix stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, are almost indistinguishable from the real people they are based on. Walking the streets of Megacity is like walking through the financial district of any major American metropolis. You can futz with lighting. You can drive cars on city highways (which unfortunately for citizens of Matrix-land, were not demolished). You can even change the population density. It’s not exactly ‘fun’ gameplay – relying more on quick events than anything else – and it’s not really linked to the whole thing. Matrix story all effectively, but it’s an amazing showcase of the next generation of fidelity in video games.
In April, during a “State of Unreal” livestream meant to mark the full official release of Unreal 5, Epic lifted the hood on what exactly is possible. To my untrained eye, this is all very impressive, bringing video games ever closer to the uncanny valley. And although Matrix wakes up won’t be around much longer, we’ll see other probably more complete Unreal 5 games soon. The engine is used for a number of big budget tentpoles on the horizon, including new entries in Crystal Dynamics. grave robber and CD Projekt Red’s the witcher.