With The Matrix Online's US launch just over a month away, many PC gamers have been wondering how much they'll have to shell out to jack into the sci-fi-film-inspired massively multiplayer role-playing game.
Today, Sega and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced the pricing scheme for The Matrix Online. The game itself will cost $49.99, with WBIE charging a subsequent monthly subscription fee of $14.99 to players. The pricing is the same as that of other new MMORPGs, such as EverQuest II and World of Warcraft.
The Matrix Online's January 18, 2005, launch will mark the end of the MMORPG's long and winding road to release. The first bump in that road came in February, when the game's original publisher, Ubisoft, parted ways with WBIE. The game remained in limbo until May, when Sega announced that it would publish the game, with developer Monolith Productions and WBIE providing support. Warner Bros. further displayed its commitment to the game by buying Monolith in August.
For more on The Matrix Online, jack into GameSpot's previous coverage.