A tricked-out dune buggy busts through a mural made up of post-apocalyptic imagery and battered road signs in the front of NetDevil's Colorado offices, a lasting reminder of a world that came and went in the blink of an eye.
The Matrix Online never really caught on, did it? Didn't help the second and third movies poisoned people's interest in the franchise. And that it wasn't World of Warcraft. Regardless, until last week, it was still around.
After nearly four years in operation, the machines now greatly outnumber the players and The Matrix Online is no longer necessary.