Microsoft Plants a Massive Hint Towards the Debut of Nintendo Classic Goldeneye on the Xbox

It is undeniably true that the Nintendo 64 classic Golden Eye 007 is one of the best FPS games. However, the hopes and aspirations of fans never really became monumental for this game to get a remastered version for PC. There were also rumors about that. However, due to permissions issues, this never happened again. Unfortunately, fans assumed this would never happen.

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Some recent developments in 2022 have once again sparked the rumor that Golden Eye 007 would be getting a PC to remaster. Let’s learn more about this.

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New Leaks Suggest PC Remaster for Golden Eye 007 Is Coming

Developers Rare have split with publisher Nintendo and are now owned by Microsoft, and none of these brands have the official James Bond game license. However, in January 2022, fans discovered a slew of official achievements for a GoldenEye 007 re-release, and industry insiders speculated that a release was imminent.

Achievements are now publicly visible in the Xbox Store. Plus, they’ve gotten multiple recent updates since they were unveiled in January, and individuals seem to be unlocking them in some way — including at least one Rare employee, presumably on the development team.

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It’s no coincidence that this is all happening right before Summer Game Fest and the Xbox Showcase on June 12. In other words, James Bond may very well return.

Previous Remasters of Golden Eye 007 and Its Legacy

GoldenEye 007 was redesigned in 2010 for the Wii and a year later for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

While this recreation of the GoldenEye plot was interesting in its own way, it tried to update the storyline to accommodate Daniel Craig’s Bond era. It received positive reviews, but lacked the charm of the original GoldenEye; whether it was the revamped levels or the more contemporary devices that didn’t quite work out.

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The era can be attributed to some of the important legacy of GoldenEye 007. Shooters like Doom and Quake were popular on PC before GoldenEye. GoldenEye’s multiplayer feature was a harbinger of what console shooters would become, especially as online multiplayer services such as Xbox Live and PlayStation Network became popular.

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The multiplayer in the early Halo games feels heavily influenced by GoldenEye. While the verticality of the map and ability to jump didn’t exist in GoldenEye, Halo’s arcade-style gameplay and weapons scattered throughout the level were quite similar to GoldenEye. Halo 2 was essential to bring console shooters online, and the GoldenEye remake is said to have followed.

So, do you think a Golden Eye 007 reboot is on the way for PC? Let us know in the comments.

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