Ubi Soft have today announced that they are to co-publish The Matrix Online with Warner Brothers.


The Matrix Online will be the first massively multiplayer online game based on the film, which will be set in a virtual, persistent online universe with the potential for millions of players around the globe all able to participate in the action.

Action will see gamers performing real-time martial arts combat, in a plot which will follow on from The Matrix Revolutions, which is the third film in the trilogy.


"The Wachowski Brothers’ vision for The Matrix is one that extends far beyond the theatrical trilogy, and the world they have created is so rich that we've chosen to tell inter-connected Matrix-related stories in multiple mediums" said Matrix producer Joel Silver.

The Matrix Online will go through several stages of beta testing during 2003, with a full launch expected in 2004.