Fans Confused By Lack Of GoldenEye Remake Announcement

Fans Confused By Lack Of GoldenEye Remake Announcement
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Tom Chapman


13th Jun 2022 11:05

We're shaken and stirred by the latest gaming rumours, with wannabe agents rightly asking, "Where is my GoldenEye remake?" Fans expected to be kicking back and sipping a shaken (but not stirred) vodka martini after the Xbox showcase, but sadly, it wasn't meant to be. 

Rare's acclaimed James Bond game is as big as they come, and helped popularise the first-person shooter for home consoles. Released in 1997 for the Nintendo 64, GoldenEye 007 was based on the 1995 movie that saw Pierce Brosnan step into the shoes of the infamous secret agent. 

Where Is The GoldenEye Remake?

Much like the continued claims a new Silent Hill game is on the way, a GoldenEye 007 remake has been spoken about a lot. The idea of the remake started gaining traction again when a series of Xbox achievements appeared online.

Because most of the leaks relating to GoldenEye 007 Remastered (which is what the title is being touted as) have been tied to Xbox, it was logical to expect it was going to be announced at the Microsoft and Bethesda bonanza. Instead, the PC Gaming Show gave us the GoldenEye-esque Agent 64 - which is indie developer Replicant D6's answer to Bond.

The Twitterverse put Microsoft and Rare in its crosshairs, firing a Golden Gun of criticism. One angry gamer simply wrote, "Where the f**k was Goldeneye 007 @xbox?" Another tweeted Phil Spencer and said, "can we either confirm or shut down this goldeneye 007 for Xbox rumour? It's too bad it wasn’t part of the plan today because so many people want it!" The Verge's Tom Warren said, "if we don’t see GoldenEye 007 on Xbox on Sunday I’m gonna eat an N64 controller." So, we guess he chowed down.


When Will We See The GoldenEye Remake?

Don't worry though, this game hasn't been disavowed just yet. Remembering that GoldenEye 007 was originally released on the N64, all eyes are on the supposedly upcoming Nintendo Direct. Way back when, Microsoft had been working on a HD remaster, but had the plug pulled just before release due to rights issues.

It was also Nintendo that released a GoldenEye 007 reimagining for the Wii in 2010. Rare now sits under Microsoft, but it's likely that all sides will have to have brokered a deal to get any form of modern GoldenEye off the ground. Rest assured that the GoldenEye 007 remake exists, it's just a matter of who gets to announce it and when. Either way, we're all tired of waiting. Come on, give us the codes Natalya. 

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