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The Matrix Awakens is an Unreal Engine 5 tie-in for The Matrix Resurrections

The Matrix Awakens
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The Matrix Awakens is apparently a tie-in game using Unreal Engine 5 for the upcoming film.

Earlier today on December 2, reputable Fortnite leaker and dataminer @ShiinaBR on Twitter posted the tweet just below, claiming that they'd been provided with information that showed a new Unreal Engine 5 game was coming for The Matrix Resurrections. The leaker believes that this new game will launch alongside the supposed crossover event for The Matrix Resurrections, which has been rumored for a few weeks now.

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That's not all, though. As Gematsu first reported in the tweet just below, an image for The Matrix Awakens has appeared in the PlayStation Network database. This brings an incredible amount of credence to the existence of the leak, and also indicates that the new game will come to PlayStation consoles, and not just PC, where the Unreal Engine 5 is now available to developers.

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It's incredibly difficult to guess what this tie-in game would actually be, since we have zero additional information to go on as of right now. This obviously wouldn't be the first time The Matrix has strayed into the territory of video games, with The Matrix Online launching as an MMO all the way back in 2005, shortly after the release of both The Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions, as well as other titles such as Enter The Matrix and The Matrix: Path of Neo. 

With The Matrix Resurrections set to launch worldwide in theatres later this month on December 22, there shouldn't be long to go now until the supposed tie-in game is announced. Taking advantage of a new-gen engine in the Unreal Engine 5 is a pretty exciting prospect, and this could technically be the first publicly-available game using the engine to be released worldwide.

As for Fortnite though, this particular leaker claimed that both Neo and Trinity would be making their way to Epic's battle royale game at some point in December, based on datamined information. Here's hoping it's not long before both the crossover event with Fortnite and the supposed Unreal Engine 5 game experience are revealed in full.

For more on about Neo's return, here's a new look trailer for The Matrix Resurrections

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.