GoldenEye 007 on the return? Xbox listing reveals possible remaster

This is perhaps the best news of the start of 2022 — to be welcomed with open arms. It seems like GoldenEye 007, the cult FPS of Nintendo 64, is indeed destined for the Xbox one.

A surprise port for the cult title of Rareware, long thought to be the eternal prisoner of the 90s, but which could well make a surprise comeback… If we are to believe a listing of Xbox Achievements that leaked on TrueAchievements this weekend.

A shared custody case

If the news of a portage of GoldenEye 007 – Where GoldenEye 64 as it is popularly known — may sound crazy, you have to understand that the legal status of gambling is particularly unique in its kind. Nintendo had at the time offered the rights to adapt the game — in other words, the intellectual property of the Rareware game is partly owned by the Kyoto company, which partly explains the lack of ports. for several decades … to this must be added the question of the rights holders of the James Bond license and of the 1995 film, and you find yourself in a particularly difficult legal imbroglio to resolve.

From Nintendo 64… to Xbox One

But Agent Bond has obviously not said his last word: a listing for an upcoming game named GoldenEye 007 was recently posted on the TrueAchievements website and reported by the Twitter account Wario64. It’s not uncommon to see a game’s Achievements list leaked ahead of its official release — suggesting that a game’s release may be forthcoming. This famous GoldenEye 007 would be planned for Xbox One console.

If we are to believe the images accompanying the achievements, it’s a safe bet that this is a remaster — the same remaster that leaked online early last year. Originally planned for Xbox 360, this HD port was finally aborted by Nintendo’s express request. But after being recently “banned” from publishing in Germany, it is only a matter of time before imminent formalization…

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