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14-Feb-2022 • Gaming
MI6 has covered the on-again-off-again saga of a 'GoldenEye 007' re-release for years, and we may be about to hit the zenith of rumours.
The 1997 Nintendo 64 game could be about to get a new HD remake for the Microsoft Xbox, and if 'insider' chat is anything to go by, we could see an announcement in March.
VentureBeat journalist Jeff Grubb said on his premium Giant Bomb show GrubbSnax that Microsoft could beat Nintendo to the punch in announcing a release: "I think that Microsoft is going to be the one to announce that first I think this game is probably coming pretty soon, I’m thinking next couple of weeks."
This topic was also discussed on the latest episode of the James Bond & Friends podcast which dropped on Friday.
Nintendo made moves in Europe recently to un-ban 'GoldenEye 64' from sale in Germany ahead of the planned expiry of the limitation, which created speculation that the original game could be part of a planned N64 title roll out on the Nintendo Switch's new premium subscription service.
Microsoft previously worked on an ill-fated HD remake some years ago for Xbox Live Arcade, but this version was never officially released. Back in February 2021, it finally leaked and fans have been able to play the 99% completed remake on emulators or modded Xbox consoles.