Sega of America, Inc. and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, today announced an agreement to co-publish The Matrix Online, the first massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) based on Warner Bros. Pictures' popular Matrix property.
Under the terms of the worldwide exclusive deal, SEGA will manage distribution of The Matrix Online, while Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will oversee content development and manage the live game operations. Both companies will supervise ongoing game development and marketing activities for the game. The Matrix Online is expected to launch in November 2004.
"We are pleased to combine SEGA's seasoned gameplay, game production and distribution experience with the total vision, execution and completion of The Matrix Online production," said Jason Hall, Senior Vice President of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "Utilizing state-of-the-art graphics techniques and a revolutionary tactile combat system, The Matrix Online uniquely possesses the true potential to cross over into a mass market of online gaming."
News source: ign.com