What is Keanu Reeves planning to do with VR?
The Other Blue Pill
The Matrix is everywhere. Even in video games.
Later this month, the fourth installment in Matrix series hits theaters. "The Matrix Resurrections" isn't a reboot, and will seemingly bring back stars Keanu Reeves as Neo and Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity. Before you see the movie in theaters, though, fans can play a surprise open-world game called "The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience."
According to Kotaku, it's more of an immersive experience than a playable game. All told, it sounds a fun exploration of virtual worlds and what's "really" real, which are classic topics from the Matrix franchise.
And riffing on that topic in a video interview with the Verge, the affable Reeves even went as far as to say that he'd be open to VR porn in which fans could have sex with him — without really having sex with him, of course.
"Think of how much money is in porn," Reeves said in the interview. "You wouldn't even have to be there, and people could have digital sex with your digital avatar."
Moss, however, was not on board.
"I, on the other hand, say no thank you," Moss laughed.
Could we see raunchy, digitally-created porn with Reeves in the future? We'll have to wait and see, but we know Reeves is likely to come up with some wild content since he already holds a bit of crypto, has a VR headset and is fascinated by VR storytelling and the Metaverse.
"The real world is almost ahead of our science fiction," Reeves said in the video. "Wow."
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