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The Matrix Awakens is a spectacular technical demo for consoles | Digital Trends Spanish


It is not a video game as such, but it is the closest it can get so far: The Matrix awakens It is a kind of narrative and interactive experience that is now available to everyone on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

The Matrix awakens It is also a technical demonstration, created by Epic Games, of the Unreal Engine 5. The city that is presented has a very wide area in which there are more than 7,000 buildings and in which there are also more than 38,000 vehicles that can be driven .

According to Epic gamesIn this application there are more than 260 kilometers of drivable streets and roads, through which more than 35,000 pedestrians move.

In creating The Matrix awakens participated Lana Wachowski, the director of the new The Matrix Resurrections, and also Keanu Reeves and Carrie Ann-Moss, who reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity but are shown recreated completely digitally. And these recreations, with their realism and fidelity, fulfill another objective of the technical demo: to show how characters can be created in Unreal Engine 5.

The lighting system has also been created based on the most current technology, in this case that of ray tracing. The city of the game, during the day, is illuminated only by the Sun and the reflections that are generated thanks to the bouncing of light on materials and other elements. This explains, for example, the very realistic and smoothed of everything that is seen throughout the pseudo game.

The Matrix awakens It is free and can be downloaded from now on the aforementioned Xbox and PlayStation. There are some not-so-optimized details in its performance, which is explained because it was created by a very small team within Epic Games. But broadly speaking, this demonstration serves as an example of how big the generational leap of the new consoles is compared to the old PS4 and Xbox One.

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