SOE Acquires The Matrix Online

Sony Online Entertainment, creators of the hugely popular Everquest, has acquired the rights to the MMORPG, The Matrix Online. SOE has also secured the rights to develop a DC Comics MMORPG for the PC and next-generation consoles, which would feature characters from the popular DC Comics universe. Rumors have it that the developers of The Matrix Online, Monolith, are going to step away from the MMO universe entirely, and concentrate on multiplayer games instead. Some reports indicate that as little as 26 developers of the game will remain on the project.

“SOE will work closely with Warner Bros. and DC Comics to maintain the authenticity consumers demand from the franchises,” said SOE president, John Smedley.

“We will also take steps to continue the same high level of service that subscribers have come to expect from The Matrix Online game.”

“Our goal,” Warner Bros.ís Jason Hall said, “is to deliver quality content and consistently advance our key properties within the online gaming space … because of our compelling work in developing and launching [The Matrix Online] we can now move it over to the leaders in the MMO space.”

Of course, what they didn’t mention is how the game was plagued by a huge release delay, a company dropping out of development, and tons of errors and bugs.

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