GoldenEye 007: Footage of Cancelled Xbox 360 Remaster Discovered
A full playthrough and thirty minutes of multiplayer have surfaced for the cancelled Xbox Live Arcade remaster of the N64 classic GoldenEye 007. YouTuber Graslu00 shared the GoldenEye 007 XBLA (2007) – Longplay, which is running at 4K/60 FPS on the Xenia emulator, and it gives fans a glimpse of what Rare’s remaster would have looked like had rights issues not gotten in the way.This isn’t the first time we’ve seen footage of this cancelled project that appeared to be mostly finished, as a smaller look of gameplay surfaced in 2016 that showed upgraded visuals, the ability to switch back and forth between older and remastered graphics, and more.
A modern re-imagining/remake of GoldenEye 007 was released for the Wii in 2010 by Activision and, in our review, we said «What could have ended up a game that cruised on autopilot and simply relied on a name to sell it has turned out to be one of the best first-person shooters on Wii. GoldenEye has a fantastic single-player campaign that feels both fresh and familiar, and the multiplayer attention – something most GoldenEye Nintendo 64 fans hold near and dear to their hearts – is incredible and something rarely seen on the Nintendo console.»
On the YouTube video, Graslu00 notes that they were told that this version will possibly be released in some form to the public in 2021.