Don’t Expect It To Be Released Anytime Soon

After over a decade, the first footage from the GoldenEye 007 remaster has been leaked, giving us an idea what the game would have been like.

The first-person shooter was originally developed by Rare and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 in 1997. It’s based on the 1995 James Bond movie GoldenEye and it changed the landscape for the first-person shooter genre.

So when it was announced in 2007 that the game was being ported to the Xbox Live Arcade, it’s fair to say, folks were excited.

2007 came and went with no GoldenEye 007 in the Xbox Live Arcade. Rare was the studio that originally developed the game, but there were some licensing problems, partly having to do with Nintendo, and partly to do with licensing issues around the use of “007” and “James Bond”.

Speaking back in 2008, Rare senior software engineer Nick Burton, said –

“It’s incredibly hard to solve because there are so many license holders involved. You’ve got the guys that own the license to the gaming rights now, the guys that have the license to Bond as an IP, and there are umpteen licensees.”

Now, we have a first look at what the GoldenEye 007 remaster would have been like. There’s a few hours of gameplay footage, which also shows off some multiplayer action –

As for seeing the GoldenEye 007 remaster hit the shelves any time soon, that is unclear. If it were to happen, MGM would be the first hurdle to get over, since they own the rights to James Bond. A remaster was rumoured to be in development back in 2020, but the studio allegedly shut it down without offering a reason.

While it doesn’t look like the Goldeneye 007 2007 remaster will be coming out officially, the uploader of the leaked video did say that they believe that a port will be available at some point this year.