After allowing players to step into the world of the computer, whilst sat behind their computer, July 31st marks the day it all ends. The day the machines win. Sony Online Entertainment have announced this date will be the day the MMO The Matrix Online closes its doors.
“Now we’ve seen how far the rabbit hole goes and it’s time to wake up from that dream (or go back to sleep, depending how you look at it). On July 31, 2009, we will be jacking out for the last time. It’s a bittersweet moment for everyone involved with the game; as a player or as a developer.”
These are no doubt the feelings of players worldwide as stated by a producer of the game Daniel “Walrus” Myers. However, posting on The Matrix Online’s official forums he also hinted at what lies in store for the final days of the game.
“The team will also be whipping up an end-of-the-world event. It won’t be quite the same as having over 100 developers in the game as Agents like when we ended beta, but we have 4 years of tricks up our sleeve. It’ll be a chance to revisit all the things that make MxO the memorable experience it is. And how could we pull the plug without crushing everyone’s RSI just one more time?”