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GoldenEye 007 remaster announced for Xbox Game Pass

GoldenEye 007's original is coming to Nintendo, but Xbox is going a step farther.

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Earlier today, Nintendo announced that the original GoldenEye 007 would make its way to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack. It was a surprising move for many reasons, the biggest being that original developer Rare is locked under the Xbox umbrella. Surely there was something in it for Xbox to allow this move. As it turns out, the teams at Xbox and Rare are looking to go further by releasing a full-blown remaster of the 1997 classic. On top of that, it's coming to Xbox Game Pass.

The original developer noted on the Rare Twitter account that the Xbox version of GoldenEye 007 would be remade for Xbox platforms. It will offer full 4K resolution, a smoother framerate, and new achievements with support for both online and split-screen multiplayer. (Update: Maybe not so much online play, according to The Verge.) The team also noted that it has also been working with Nintendo on their version of GoldenEye 007, which will be the original game made for the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack service.

GoldenEye 007's return has been rumored for many years, most recently back in February 2021. As one might imagine, any attempts to re-release the game hit numerous licensing hurdles, not just from Rare's move to Xbox, but also from the various entities that own the James Bond license. It now looks like all parties were able to collaborate to finally be able to make this re-release happen.

James Bond's iconic film opening in GoldenEye 007
Welcome back, James.
Source: Rare Ltd

There is no release date for GoldenEye 007, but the team at Rare notes that the game will release simultaneously alongside the Nintendo Switch version. Even more interesting, remember Rare Replay? Those who own the digital version of this giant Rare collection will be entitled to download GoldenEye 007 at no extra charge as soon as it's ready.

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    September 13, 2022 7:38 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, GoldenEye 007 remaster announced for Xbox Game Pass

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      September 13, 2022 9:11 AM

      lol, love it

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      September 13, 2022 10:31 AM

      Online MP!

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        September 13, 2022 10:41 AM

        Ehhhhhh... not so much... check out the updated second paragraph.

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          September 13, 2022 10:53 AM

          I only knew about the Switch version. That’s CRAZY it’s coming to Xbox without it. Wtf?

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            September 13, 2022 10:56 AM

            Both have local split screen MP though?

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        September 13, 2022 10:58 AM

        Golden guns, Facility, no Oddjob.

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          September 13, 2022 11:08 AM

          Only if we do lasers next

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          September 13, 2022 1:45 PM

          Then facility proximity mines, mine every spawn and keep them mined as people die / spawn!

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            September 13, 2022 1:48 PM

            Anyone using prox mines or other explosives is a bitch. Pistols only w License to Kill on is the best and only way to play.

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              September 13, 2022 1:52 PM

              I hope you have a switch so I can annihilate you in MP!!!!!!!!!!

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                September 13, 2022 1:54 PM

                I have 2 in the house, but I refuse to use them because I hate pretty much everything to do w them. If only there were online MP for the xbox version. At one point I was banned from playing vs friends because they couldn't beat me.

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                  September 13, 2022 1:55 PM

                  Did you evolve to only ever move sideways and only look at the radar while moving until the dots were close enough then and only then look at screen for head shot?

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                    September 13, 2022 2:02 PM

                    No need for headshots w Licensed to Kill on as any damage you do is lethal. Putting it on pistols only evens things out a bit in that you can't just hold down full auto to get easy kills.

                    For me it was just knowing the maps / spawns / armor drops and controlling the map just like in other arena games.

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                      September 13, 2022 2:03 PM

                      We'll find a way to compete, maybe MS will eventually allow online MP

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          September 13, 2022 6:28 PM

          Pistols, LTK (License To Kill), Stack

          Any mines/explosives, LTK, Archives
          -Let the mayhem happen since even a whisper of fire through the walls kill.

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      September 13, 2022 11:01 AM

      YEEEEEESSSSSSS!

      Give it to me now

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      September 13, 2022 11:22 AM

      PC?

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      September 13, 2022 12:06 PM

      I'm in.

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      September 13, 2022 12:21 PM

      expecting a lot of "wow goldeneye really wasn't that good huh" revelations when the game comes out

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        September 13, 2022 12:51 PM

        I played that leaked remaster. It’s still good!

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        September 13, 2022 1:40 PM

        The oddest thing to me is that they already remade it once before.

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        September 13, 2022 1:46 PM

        Maybe, but when I played the source multiplayer remake I was blown away, played for 8 hours straight and I never play MP games anymore

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        September 13, 2022 3:58 PM

        The main problem with it is the controls. If they modernize those I think it will hold up well, though it's still very much of its time.

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          September 13, 2022 6:11 PM

          Assuming it is the same or at least very similar to the leaked remaster, it’s going to be like the perfect dark remake. So dual analog control, updated controls.

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      September 13, 2022 12:27 PM

      FUCK YES

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      September 13, 2022 1:50 PM

      Oh HELL YES

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        September 13, 2022 2:25 PM

        Ohh what the hell os this Satan dude saying?!??

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        September 13, 2022 5:59 PM

        We're getting old. :(

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      September 13, 2022 6:29 PM

      I don't own any consoles and I am excited. Grew up on this game in the summer time.

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