After months of testing and two years since the sequels, the persistent virtual reality of “The Matrix Online” is available for U.S. gamers.
A brief reintroduction for those still scratching their heads after “The Matrix Revolutions”: When we last saw Neo, aka The One, he made a truce with the evil machines and saved the last bastion of humanity in the underground city of Zion.
A revised Matrix was formed after the renegade, replicating Agent Smith was defeated, and we saw the machines carting off Neo’s corpse to points unknown. Did he die? And what about all those people still unwittingly serving as batteries for the machines?
That’s just part of the murky mystery in “The Matrix Online,” where players can choose to ally with the Machines, the Exiles or residents of Zion for control of the new system.
“The Matrix Online” is PC only, costing $50 plus a $15 monthly subscription fee.