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Sony Online Entertainment
MMORPG | Setting:Sci-Fi | Status:Cancelled  (est.rel 03/22/05)  | Pub:Sony Online Entertainment
PVP:Yes | Distribution:Download | Retail Price:$25.99 | Pay Type:Subscription
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The Matrix Online

The Matrix Online was an MMORPG originally developed by Monolith Productions and published by Sega and WB Games, set in the fictional universe of The Matrix films and featuring characters from the series. Matrix-style combat, including bullet time and Kung Fu tricks were integral to the game's combat. Players could side with one of the major factions (Zionist Humans, Exiles, or Machines) and join in the ongoing war against the other two.


Missions in The Matrix Online involve such Matrix-like activities as hacking, lock-picking and disabling security devices. When the game began, it was the intention of the developers to have frequent cinematics (with story contributions from comic book creator Paul Chadwick) that served as canonical continuations of the story of The Matrix. A comprehensive live events team portrayed characters from the films in-game, and server-wide events were held. Major occurrences such as the death of Morpheus were a part of in-game lore and the basis for in-game quest arcs and server events.


The game was transferred to Sony Online Entertainment in 2005, and these events diminished in number, although a volunteer live events group emerged for a while, working with the dev team to play out ongoing stories. The cinematics were eventually replaced by storyboards, updates became irregular, and player population dropped. The game was shut down in July of 2009.

Delete the thread please Posted by AsalzSy on December 30, 2015 @ 4:22PM
New MXO feetures...it got CARS and BARBER shops CHeaaaaaA! Posted by Icewhite on September 14, 2012 @ 9:09AM
Matrix Online Posted by Gruug on July 28, 2012 @ 10:53AM
The Matrix is not over in my eyes. Posted by cutthecrap on March 30, 2012 @ 7:45AM
What went wrong with Matrix Online? Posted by Paradigm68 on December 9, 2011 @ 8:52AM
MXO 2, coming 2012. Posted by MikeB on December 7, 2011 @ 7:50AM
private servers? Posted by Soliloquy on October 12, 2011 @ 4:16PM
hello Posted by binary_0011 on February 28, 2011 @ 11:59AM
game is gone, and they will never make a sequal Posted by Janetsy on January 2, 2011 @ 6:03AM
My #1 MMORPG memory The Matrix Online. Posted by Skuz on August 31, 2010 @ 7:17PM

Jack In Before the Machines Win

Jack In Before the Machines Win - The Matrix Online News

The Machines invade Zion and pull the plug on The Matrix come July 31st, 2009. So, if you've not been back in awhile, it might be a good idea to check out the game one last time before it shuts down. All users have been raised to level 50 and are given 4,000,000,000 $info to mess around with.

Posted Jul 28, 2009 by Michael Bitton

Why MxO Live Content Worked

Why MxO Live Content Worked - The Matrix Online News

In a response to a recent Staff Blog post by MMORPG.com Managing Editor Jon Wood titled "Crushing the Dream of Live Content," former Matrix Online Live Events Team member Rachel Thompson shares her views on why MxO Live Content worked.

Posted Jul 27, 2009 by Jon Wood

Closing July 31, Game Over Q&A

Closing July 31, Game Over Q&A - The Matrix Online News

The folks at the Matrix Online recently announced that players would be jacking out for the last time as the game is set to close down for good at the end of July. To clear up lingering questions about the shut down SOE has posted a Q&A.

Posted May 29, 2009 by Keith Cross

Update 60

Update 60 - The Matrix Online News

The Matrix Online got a new update yesterday and today we bring you the patch notes!

Posted May 16, 2008 by Keith Cross

Agent Smith Returns for Third Birthday

Agent Smith Returns for Third Birthday  - The Matrix Online News

SOE has announced the return of Agent Smith to the Matrix Online as part of their celebration of the game's third anniversary.

Posted Mar 20, 2008 by Keith Cross