A new comparison video has been released, comparing visuals from the Matrix Awakens Unreal Engine 5 experience with Matrix movies and real-life locations.
Last week, Epic Games and Matrix Director Lana Wachowski launched the Matrix Awakens experience on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, bringing to the next level of photorealism. The Unreal Engine 5 demo opens with several scenes from the original Matrix movie. These scenes, however, are how I’ve been completely recreated in realistic detail in the upcoming new Unreal Engine release from Epic Games. It really is an amazing show, and YouTube channel “ElAnalistaDeBits” has made an effort to compare the Matrix Awakens PS5/XSX experience with the Matrix movies and reality. Granted, this comparison really shows just how next-gen Unreal Engine 5 really is and what developers may be able to achieve in the coming years.
Check out the comparison below and judge for yourself:
The Matrix Awakens Unreal Engine 5 experience is now available for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. The app can be downloaded from the official PlayStation Store and Xbox Store.
This boundary-pushing art demo is an original concept set in the universe of Warner Bros’ The Matrix. Filmed and directed by Lana Wachowski, it features Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity and – in a realistic twist – they also play.
The project brought together many of the crew who worked on the core The Matrix trilogy, including James McTeigue, Kym Barrett, John Gaeta, Kim Libreri, Jerome Platteaux, George Borshukov and Michael F Gay, in collaboration with teams across both Epic Games and partners, such as SideFX, Evil Eye Pictures, The Coalition, WetaFX (formerly Weta Digital) and many more.
Wachowski, Libreri, and Gaeta have been friends since the days of the trio. “When I told them I was making another Matrix movie, they suggested I come and play in the Epic sandbox,” Wachowski says. And Holy Sh*t, what a sandbox!
“I imagine that the first company to build an actual Matrix – a fully immersive, continuous world – would be a gaming company, and Epic is sure to pave the way there. It’s mind boggling how far games have come in twenty years.
“Carrie, Keanu and I have enjoyed making this demo. Epic sandbox is very special because they love experimentation and dream big. Whatever the future of cinematic storytelling, Epic will play no small part in its development.”