“What is real?” is a pretty tough question when you really dig into it, but we can share with you one thing that definitely is real: You can now pre-load the new The Matrix Awakens demo on your PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S console. Really!

The actual demo, which is built with Epic’s new Unreal Engine 5, is dropping on Dec. 9 at The Game Awards, so you’ll have to wait two more days to see it in full. But there’s a (very short) teaser featuring Neo himself to whet your appetite, below.

The demo will be an interactive companion to the upcoming movie, The Matrix Resurrections, which is coming to theaters on Dec. 22. By the way, there’s a new trailer for the movie, too — have you seen that one yet? As for the demo, we are promised it will be “a wild ride into the reality-bending universe of The Matrix that features performances by Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss.”

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Reeves in video game form, having been immortalised as Johnny Silverhands in Cyberpunk 2077.

You can also refresh your memory on what Unreal Engine 5 can do in this demo from May 2020, but hopefully the new, interactive demo will look even better.


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