The Matrix Online Launches
The Matrix Online (also known as Matrix Online) was a massively multiplayer online game developed by Monolith Productions.
It was the official continuation of the storyline of the Matrix series of films. The game began closed beta-testing in June 2004 which was then opened for people who pre-ordered the game in November 2004. Warner Bros. and Sega officially released MxO on March 22nd, 2005 in the United States. It was released in Europe on April 15th, 2005. The game ran continuously from then until it was ultimately shut down on July 31st, 2009 by Sony Online Entertainment.
Ubisoft backed out of an agreement to co-publish the game, not long after cancelling plans for another MMORPG. Ubisoft and Warner Bros. stated that this did not have a negative impact on their relationship. At the time, doubts about the game circled within the industry, based on the lacklustre reception of the later two Matrix films and an overcrowded MMORPG market.