Overall, the revival met with a negative reception due to all the differences from the original, and was unfavorably compared to similar program Code Lyoko (something not unnoticed by series creator Thomas Romain). The episode “Mainframe Mayhem” in particular felt like it was taking a jab at fans of the original by featuring a ReBoot mega fan (Mark Leiren-Young, who wrote for both ReBoot shows), alluded to being the original unseen player character, who was a stereotypical “middle-aged loser living in his mom’s basement.” An alleged Rainmaker insider would claim that the production was “hijacked” by Hefferon who turned it into a personal pet project and made it similar to his earlier series, MP4orce (which was also like Code Lyoko). Hefferon supposedly brought in new technology--namely Unreal Engine--to render the series without having anyone proficient in using it; had his son, whom the protagonist was named after, sit in on meetings and offer story ideas; had no regard for the original series, and in fact had barely watched any of it; and led to numerous art directors quitting, which necessitated many backgrounds being improvised using concept art. The series ended up being cancelled after 20 episodes across 2 seasons.
Originally published in 2016. Updated in 2022.