As pre-order for The Matrix Online begins next week, the program will offer participants access to an exclusive, closed beta beginning on November 18, 2004; access to the final version of the game three days before it is available to the public; and an advanced-level "Hyper Jump" ability with a special effect. This will be an opportunity for members of the Matrix community to establish allegiances, join guilds and plan strategies for the full game. During the pre-order beta, players will experience The Matrix Online's full mechanics and abilities, however the game's storyline will commence with the launch in January.
The Matrix Online is a massively multiplayer online game where tens of thousands of players will be able to jack into the Matrix world to take an active role in continuing the saga of The Matrix movie trilogy. Monolith Productions is developing the game in conjunction with the Wachowski Brothers, creators of The Matrix trilogy. Gameplay in The Matrix Online will be based on intricate and exciting "wire-fu" combat, an extensive mission structure, social interaction, and a completely customizable skill and ability system.
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