Check Out Footage Of This Unreleased Goldeneye Remake

Goldeneye 007 is one of the most iconic shooters of all time. As one of the first person shooters on home consoles that standardize much of what modern shooter fans take for granted, such as split screen multiplayer, the game has been often the most requested game to get a remake. While we did get one on the Wii and later the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, some new footage was released showing off an unreleased HD remaster of the game that would have been exclusive to the Xbox Live Arcade.

The 30 minute video, which you can check out below, was discovered by YouTuber Rare Thief, and shows off footage of five of the game’s areas, including the iconic Dam level. The game would have the option to switch between the new HD graphics and the original N64 ones, and while there was unfortunately no footage found of the game’s multiplayer, there was an option for it on the main menu. Even crazier, is the fact that the game would be able to run at a cool 60 FPS, as shown on a counter on the top left side of the screen.

In fact, outside of a few assets missing, the game looks pretty much complete. So why wasn’t it released? Well, it’s mainly due to a conflict with Nintendo, who published the game at the time, which resulted in the game getting the axe in 2008. Xbox Phil Spencer went into more detail on  Twitter by saying, “GoldenEye has always been a rights issue, not a “getting code to run” issue”. Regardless of the reason, for now all we can do is look at this footage as image what could have been; of course, as stated earlier, unlike previous remakes that got canned, GoldenEye did get a remake in 2010 for the Wii that was published by Actvision, and was later ported to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.





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