GoldenEye 007: Footage of Cancelled Xbox 360 Remaster Discovered

A full playthrough and thirty minutes of multiplayer have surfaced for the cancelled Xbox Live Arcade remaster of the N64 classic GoldenEye 007.

YouTuber Graslu00 shared the GoldenEye 007 XBLA (2007) – Longplay, which is running at 4K/60 FPS on the Xenia emulator, and it gives fans a glimpse of what Rare’s remaster would have looked like had rights issues not gotten in the way.

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This isn’t the first time we’ve seen footage of this cancelled project that appeared to be mostly finished, as a smaller look of gameplay surfaced in 2016 that showed upgraded visuals, the ability to switch back and forth between older and remastered graphics, and more.

A modern re-imagining/remake of GoldenEye 007 was released for the Wii in 2010 by Activision and, in our review, we said “What could have ended up a game that cruised on autopilot and simply relied on a name to sell it has turned out to be one of the best first-person shooters on Wii. GoldenEye has a fantastic single-player campaign that feels both fresh and familiar, and the multiplayer attention – something most GoldenEye Nintendo 64 fans hold near and dear to their hearts – is incredible and something rarely seen on the Nintendo console.”

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On the YouTube video, Graslu00 notes that they were told that this version will possibly be released in some form to the public in 2021.

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