The end of The Matrix Online

This past Friday marked the end of The Matrix Online,  Sony’s slowly declining entry into the genre of massively multiplayer games, and Massively was there to document the bizarre and beautiful final moments. Rather than simply announcing the servers’ imminent and permanent shutdown, Sony worked the four year old MMO’s demise into the game’s story, treating players past and present to blood rain, giant eyes, lightning bolts and more in a celebration worthy of the world’s end. Check out Massively’s gallery to see what went down before the plug was pulled forever.