Microsoft Nixes GoldenEye XBLA Rumors

By Nick Breckon, Feb 25, 2008 2:27pm PST Despite recent buzz over a story in Xbox World 360, Microsoft Game Studios still has no plans to release Rare's Nintendo 64 FPS GoldenEye 007 on Xbox Live Arcade.

"Unfortunately, we were never contacted by the publication to confirm information or participate in the story in any way, as we would have confirmed that we do not have the necessary rights to release GoldenEye on Xbox Live Arcade," said MGS according to Eurogamer.

Rare had previously developed a port of the game for XBLA, but production stalled when Microsoft was unable to acquire the rights to the property from GoldenEye publisher Nintendo.

Microsoft today professed an appreciation of the game's appeal, saying it would "love to release" a port in the future should a deal with Nintendo be reached.

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