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SOE announces plans to shut down The Matrix Online.

Sony Online Entertainment admins for The Matrix Online have announced that the game will be shutting down. The MMO originally launched in March of 2005, and will be closing down on July 31 of this year.

In a short set of questions and answers posted to the game's official boards, the game's community manager posted that there will be some sort of climactic final event that sounds like it could provide some sort of closure for the remaining player base.
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Sony Online Entertainment admins for The Matrix Online have announced that the game will be shutting down. The MMO originally launched in March of 2005, and will be closing down on July 31 of this year.

In a short set of questions and answers posted to the game's official boards, the game's community manager posted that there will be some sort of climactic final event that sounds like it could provide some sort of closure for the remaining player base.
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Posted by Venatio

People are still playing this?

Edited by SathingtonWaltz

Was this game any good? First.

Posted by ImperiousRix

Wow, I didn't know these things actually ENDED.
RIP Matrix Online.

Edited by Brackynews

Everybody dies?  Nah, too cliche.
Architect stops in to say Wassup and next version of the Matrix is created?  (With or without everybody dying.)
It's such a happy franchise!  But the Bros need to segue into the next movie/comic somehow.  May as well go over the top.

Posted by TechnicallyProficient

Take a cookie. By the time you finish eating it, you'll start feeling better.

Posted by theMcNasty

Whoa!

Posted by Death_Unicorn

There was a Matrix MMO?!?!? :D

Posted by MrMiyagi
Venatio said:
People are still playing this?

Posted by Scooper

In the end your character wakes up and is sitting at a desk playing the matrix online then it fades to white with the "I don't want to set the world on fire" song from Fallout 3.

Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

Stop trying to close it down and close it down!

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Posted by Trilogy

You think that's air you're breathing?

Posted by CleverLoginName

So there gonna ask Ryan to turn off the computer in his closet that's been running the one server that game still has.

Posted by Vod_Crack

I remember seeing this game for like £3 or something about a year ago.

Posted by lolwot

in-game Matrix Refurbished announcement.

Posted by TheKidNixon

Apparently SOE's endless pockets do have an...end.

Sad news for the guys who have been running the game; I always have a soft spot for little MMOs.

Posted by Burns09

There was a matrix MMO?

Posted by Luck3ySe7en

"Are you saying I can play Matrix Online?"

".. I'm saying that when you're ready, you won't have to."

Posted by Floppypants

Around the time Tabula Rasa shut down, I was talking with a friend about other failed MMOs and The Matrix Online came up.  We were really surprised when we looked it up to see it was still online.  This news is long overdue.

Posted by Warihay

I played that game for about 5 months about 3 years ago. It was ok. Sad to see it end.

Posted by Cerza

Wow was not expecting this. I knew there would be a major closure in the MMO department this year, but I didn't think it would be MXO. What really boggles my mind is how can they close this down and still keep up that crap shoot that is Star Wars Galaxies.

Posted by HandsomeDead

Good use of Switch's quote in the headline.

Posted by ZombiePie

So much potential...oh well. The game just couldn't recover from its rocky start and never got the proper amount of post launch content it deserved to keep it alive.

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Posted by InFamous91
Venatio said:
People are still playing this?
lol i forgot that game exist
Posted by jamBOT

Well at lease there's going to be some sort of "ending", instead of just turning it off.  That way, whoever's left can say, "I finished it".

Posted by TripMasterMunky

Never even heard of this lol.

Posted by Ineedaname

"You want to shut down the servers, Neo. But I can only show you the servers. You're the one that has to shut them down. "

"how did I beat you?"
"you're too fast!"
"do you believe that my being stronger or faster has anything to do with my muscles in this place? I merely pulled the plug? "

"As you can see, we've wanted to this for sometime, Mr. Anderson"


I'll stop now.

Posted by Ratfoot

I doubt the ending will be as epic as that final invasion and horde fighting in Tabula Rasa.

Posted by TooWalrus

I hope the final cinematic is just Agent Smith flipping the off switch.

Posted by Oy

all remaining players will wake up in the slime pods.  They will then realize they have really been playing the Sims Online this whole time...their avatars were just "jacked' in.  Now the game can finally begin!

Posted by ahoodedfigure

See whoever it was who debated me about failed MMORPGs?  NOW you can say Matrix Online is over (and it lasted longer than old Tabula Rasa).

Posted by RHCPfan24

I can't say I am surprised....

Posted by FoxMulder

does anyone even play that game anymore?

Posted by Seanakin66
Venatio said:
People are still playing this?
Wow, talk about There Is No Spoon.
Posted by MattMaldonado

I love that a more obscure reference to the first movie was the tagline of this story.

Also, yes, long overdue. That's what they get for killing off Morpheus.

Posted by spiceninja
FoxMulder said:
does anyone even play that game anymore?
Well apparently not since they are shutting it down. I haven't even heard any news on this game in a few years. It came out and just disappeared. It was a shame too since a Matrix MMO has so much potential to be something amazing.
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Posted by Everyones_A_Critic

I didn't even know this game was still going.

Posted by nihilisticmonkey
Posted by TheKidNixon

I also am curious if this means SOE will start developing something new to fill in those servers. or will those just be shipped off to the DC Universe and/or Agency people? I always forget what a massive company SOE really is.

Posted by Kohe321

Too bad

Posted by Herreno
Oy said:
all remaining players will wake up in the slime pods.  They will then realize they have really been playing the Sims Online ... [more]
mind = broken

That would be awesome.
Posted by Dauragon

I feel kind of bad for never playing this game.

I guess this marks the real end of The Matrix. Makes me a sad little nerd.

"Not like this" indeed.

Posted by TheGreatGuero

Odd. I was seriously thinking about the "Not like this" scene of the Matrix a few hours ago. Maybe it's redundancy is a glitch in the Matrix.

Posted by Baggykins

why was this game even made..?

Edited by Blitzer

I remember first hearing about this. I'm a huge Matrix fan (only the first one, 2 and 3 were meh). But then it came out and, "whoa..."

But seriously, I wasn't aware the servers were even still up. Time to move on and right the franchise. If that's even possible anymore.

Posted by HarryDemeanor

I'm surprised that this game lasted this long. I was in beta and a month into release and had some fun with some friends but after that it just became stale.

I still wonder why SOE hasn't closed down PlanetSide considering there hasn't really been any work done to it for at least 2 years.

Posted by KimFidler

i know kung-fu

Posted by Alexander

My neuro kinetics are way above normal.

Posted by Keyser_Soze

And by shutting down the servers, they end the Matrix and thus the real Matrix Online begins. Think about it....

Posted by FlipperDesert

This was still going?

That's... all I really need to say.

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