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The Matrix Awakens: How to pre-load, download size, start date, time and more

What you need to know about the "Unreal Engine 5 Experience" called The Matrix Awakens, from how you can pre-load it on PS5 or Xbox Series S/X, to the exact download size and the release date as well as time.
Dubbed as an "Unreal Engine 5 Experience", The Matrix Awakens was recently revealed by Epic Games. While we've already seen what Unreal Engine 5 is capable of in some respects on PS5, thanks to the PlayStation Showcase demo back in 2020, we simply can't wait to enter the Matrix to see how far Epic Games have come.

Described as a "boundary-pushing cinematic and real-time tech demo" that will give us a glimpse into the future of interactive storytelling and entertainment, The Matrix Awakens is definitely an exciting prospect, especially if you are a fan of Keanu Reeves (Neo) and Carrie-Anne Moss (Trinity), as there will be featured performances in this tech demo from the actors.

Created by Epic Games and partners, as well as members of the team who created the original movie, such as Lana Wachowski, fans of The Matrix definitely shouldn't miss out. 

Here's what we know so far about The Matrix Awakens, from how you can pre-load the free tech demo, to the exact download size, and details about the release date/time.

How to pre-load The Matrix Awakens

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Keanu Reeves is such a tease, only asking "How do we know what's real?" in The Matrix Awakens teaser trailer. (Picture: Epic Games)

There's some good news and some bad news. Let's pull off the bandaid right now for PC gamers and those stuck on a PS4 or Xbox One. The Matrix Awakens pre-load is, at the time of writing, only available for those on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.

If you own a PS5 or an Xbox Series X/S, you can simply head on over to one of the links below.

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Get The Matrix Awakens for free via the Xbox store. (Picture: Microsoft)

Alternatively, you can boot up your console and start pre-loading The Matrix Awakens.

How big is The Matrix Awakens download?

Despite only being a Tech Demo, The Matrix Awakens has a download size akin to that of some full AAA games. 

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Oh, so shiny! (Picture: Epic Games)

The Matrix Awakens weighs in at a download size of 29 GB on both PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. 

The Matrix Awakens tech demo - Release date & time

Update: The Matrix Awakens was released in the early hours of the morning on 10th December and you can play it right now.

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A full reveal will happen at The Game Awards 2021. (Picture: Epic Games)

Unfortunately, there is no exact release date and time for The Matrix Awakens just yet.

The Tech Demo was fully revealed during The Game Awards 2021. It is an open-world affair, with mind-bending graphics which you can play right now.

Check out the full reveal of The Matrix Awakens below.

 

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Featured image courtesy of Epic Games.