Two Hours of Canceled GoldenEye 007 Xbox Live Arcade Remaster Gameplay Footage Leaked

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Did you know that Rare was planning to release a remastered version of its iconic N64-era FPS, GoldenEye 007, for Microsoft’s Xbox Live Arcade? Evidently so, as a two-hour gameplay video of the canceled title made its way onto YouTube today. The video gives us a glimpse of GoldenEye 007 in the 00 Agent difficulty in 4K resolution and 60 FPS, which is certainly higher than what Nintendo’s first 3D console is capable of.

“For Your Eyes Only,” uploader Graslu00 wrote. “Footage of the cancelled GoldenEye XBLA remake from 2007, full game on 00 Agent, 4k 60FPS and thirty minutes of multiplayer games. Played on Xenia emulator to achieve a higher resolution.”

“To be fair, I kind of wished that the differences got sorted out, but obviously there’s the licensing issue for Bond, even if it’s something that’s already come out,” Rare senior software engineer Nick Burton explained in an interview about why GoldenEye 007 for Xbox Live Arcade never came to fruition.

“It’s incredibly hard to solve because there’s so many licence holders involved. You’ve got the guys that own the license to the gaming rights now, the guys that have the licence to Bond as an IP, and there are umpteen licensees. Me, just personally, I thought, God, that’s a difficult problem to solve.”

Graslu00 pointed out that this footage has nothing to do with any of the recent Nintendo leaks, which saw the unauthorized release of source code for various games such as F-Zero and A Link to the Past. A GoldenEye remake was eventually released by Eurocom and released for the Nintendo Wii in 2010.

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