Matrix Recovery now out, somehow continuing the story of Neo. In his new reality, there’s a big nod to The Game Awards, the major annual video game awards show put together by Geoff Keighley. There are plenty of photos of the actual The Game Awards trophy, which those with knowledge of Keighley’s show are sure to recognise.
The Matrix Resurrections Game Awards Easter Trophy
The Matrix Resurrections The Game Awards Easter trophy is introduced at the beginning of the film. Opening for a close-up shot of the award. That was 1999, which is when the first Matrix movie was released.
Of course, The Game Awards didn’t actually appear in 1999. The award was purely an easter egg giving a nod to those in the gaming community. In fact, there are a number of gaming easter eggs scattered around the offices, not to mention the many gaming meme references that pop up in the discussions.
*Small story reveal at the front*
Keanu Reeves’ character, Thomas Anderson, was actually seen celebrating his win at The Game Awards for developing the Matrix video game trilogy.
Ed Boon, co-creator of Mortal Kombat and Injustice, also spotted the reference and tweeted it to Geoff Keighley on Twitter:
I guess @geoffkeighley got (or will have) a shot at seeing this in the new MATRIX movie…
Even if the Game Awards didn’t happen in 1999 🥰 pic.twitter.com/7Op38smSHF
– Ed Boon (@noobde) December 23, 2021
Why is there a The Game Awards trophy in The Matrix Resurrections?
The Game Awards trophy is included in The Matrix Resurrections as a way to emphasize the success of the original Matrix. While it is a movie in our world, it is a video game in the new reality of Thomas Anderson.
Keanu Reeves has appeared for several The Game Awards in recent years. He has appeared on separate occasions promoting Cyberpunk 2077 and The Matrix Resurrections.
In holding appearances at The Game Awards, as well as promoting the new Matrix film, the discussion around including an actual The Game Awards trophy must have been slimmed down. Result? Many prominent appearances in the film’s opening scenes.
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