GoldenEye 007 Remaster May Be in “Limbo” Due to Ukraine War

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GoldenEye 007 fans may have a longer wait ahead of them before the long-rumored remaster finally surfaces.

VentureBeat games journalist Jeff Grubb, who’s been proving to be quite reputable as of late, has tweeted that the GoldenEye 007 remaster is currently in a state of limbo. This is supposedly due to the ongoing war in Ukraine.

“Goldeneye is still in limbo because of the war,” Grubb said, although he didn’t have much to elaborate, switching gears to another title that may also be facing delays. “1 v 100’s team lead left Microsoft. I don’t know what that means for the game.”

1 vs. 100 is a modern version of the mass-participation, gameshow-style live trivia quiz game that originally launched for the Xbox 360 in 2009 and is being developed at Microsoft. Leading the game was Alex Kipman, but he left following sexual misconduct allegations, as noted in coverage from Eurogamer.

[…] Kipman left the company last month following reports of both verbal abuse and sexual misconduct from the exec.

His previous work included development on Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented reality headset as well as the Kinect motion controller for Xbox.

Grubb had reported in February that the GoldenEye 007 remaster would be announced “in the next few weeks.” That obviously didn’t happen, but Rare employees unlocking achievements for a GoldenEye 007 Xbox port in June had offered hope that the game might be coming soon.

A modern reimagining of GoldenEye 007 was released by Eurocom in 2019 for the Nintendo Wii and other platforms. It featured a score from David Arnold, the veteran composer who scored the 1995 film and numerous other James Bond movies, including Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.

Source: Jeff Grubb (via Eurogamer)

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