Footage of canceled XBLA version of ‘GoldenEye 007’ out now


A canceled Xbox Live remaster of GoldenEye 007 has surfaced all of a sudden. A full playthrough plus half an hour of multiplayer came out of nowhere for the classic.

GoldenEye 007 is one of the biggest classics of the Nintendo 64. Even then, it was one of the old games that would’ve received a new lease on life on the Xbox Live Arcade. Rare’s canceled remaster is out first time in public.

Canceled remaster might come out this year

GoldenEye is one of those games that didn’t age well as time went by. The game was clunky, hard to play, and had tank controls that would turn off any modern gamer.

Even then, people still revere it with rose-tinted glasses.

Rare, the original developer for the game, planned to create a remaster of the Xbox Live Arcade title. Even then, the game was not viable at all for the modern era of gaming.

The XBLA version of GoldenEye is now out on Youtube, thanks to YouTuber Graslu00. Graslu00’s channel specializes in GoldenEye videos, together with other FPS titles of the time.

According to the uploader, the game is not part of the 4chan leak that happened earlier this month.

The game will somehow release later in 2021, which means it’s either a ROM hack, debugged ROM, or potential official release.

GoldenEye remakes are not new

His playthrough of GoldenEye 007 is one for the books. The game resolution and video runs at 4K60fps and ran it on the Xenia Emulator. Even then, this isn’t the first time that fans can see 007 gameplay.

In 2016, a small portion of the finished game came out of the woodwork. It also had upgraded visuals – even allowing the ability to switch between legacy graphics and upgraded graphics.

There was an original reimagining of GoldenEye back in 2010, made by Activision. Even then, the game for the Wii was not even close to being any good.

As for the actual gameplay footage itself, it looks suitable for a remake. The footage is relatively high-quality, with textures reminiscent of Counter-Strike: Source.

The dam level was quite nostalgic, with hi-res images of the mountains in stunning 4K. The gameplay was a little wonky, however.

The shooting was too fast, and the death animation was problematic. Even then, the assets are quite fantastic. The character models are better than ever, and the pace was as good.

While GoldenEye 007 will not come out ever, a new James Bond game is in the works with IO Interactive, who just released Hitman 3.

Featured image courtesy of Graslu00/Youtube Screenshot

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