SOE and the Matrix officially merge
8/15/2005 4:47:00 PM
Today is the day that the Matrix Online
becomes a part of Sony Online Entertainment. There's some nice incentives such as free 30 days when you transition your MxO account to a Station MxO account between now and September 30. You'll also get an "Enhanced" gift in the game being a new pair of shades or jacket that offer some boosts.
The Matrix Online (MxO) will officially transition to Sony Online Entertainment (SOE), effective today, August 15, 2005. As of today, when existing MxO subscribers log-in they will be offered a direct link to the SOE Station account registration site and will need to activate a Station account in order to continue their MxO service. Players will have to either create an SOE Station account or if they already play one of our other games, they can log in with their existing SOE Station account and select their preferred billing option and then add The Matrix Online to their service.
Any existing pre-paid MxO service time on a playerâ€™s MxO account at the time of the August 15th transition will automatically be added to the new Station MxO account.
New players joining MxO for the first time must activate their service through the SOE Station registration site. For former players returning to MxO, a new account will need to be initiated through the Station service platform or the MxO service will need to be added to an existing Station or Station Access subscription account.
Once players have provided or updated their account information through the SOE Station site, theyâ€™ll be able to log-in to MxO through their newly created or updated Station account.
To thank MxO players for continuing their subscription to the game, SOE is making some special offers. First, every player that converts an existing MxO account to a Station MxO account between August 15, 2005 and September 30, 2005 will receive an additional 30 days of game time added to the end of their first SOE Station MxO billing cycle at no additional charge. This bonus time will be added to the end of the first paid month/period on the new SOE Station MxO account.
In addition to the bonus game time, existing accounts that transfer to SOE on or before September 30th will receive a special in-game gift token. The token can be redeemed at a special Vendor for an exclusive â€œEnhancedâ€ gift item â€“ a pair of sunglasses or a jacket for use with all characters (this item will be available for redemption until claimed.) When dropped into the playerâ€™s hotbar, these items will boost Combat Tactics, Viral Transmission, and Viral Deflection scores by 5 points for 10 seconds.
SOE appreciates the communityâ€™s support throughout this transition period, and we are looking forward to introducing a great deal of new intrigue and adventure into the world of The Matrix Online.
Please visit www. station.sony.com for more details.