The Matrix Awakens Easter Egg Puts First Matrix Movie In UE5

A player trying out the Unreal Engine 5 demo for The Matrix Awakens encountered an appropriately “meta” Easter Egg – one that specifically references The Matrix, the series’ very first film. The 1999 movie starring Keanu Reeves as protagonist Neo launched a genre-defining sci-fi franchise that is still ongoing, with several Matrix video games emerging from the iconic series since.
The Matrix Awakens is set to be the franchise’s next video game installment, having been officially announced at this past week’s 2021 Game Awards. Along with its official reveal, the game’s Unreal Engine 5 demo released for download – meaning eager players can get …