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GoldenEye Is Out!

2nd February 2021

The Xbox Live Arcade HD remake of GoldenEye 007 has been released online

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After 14 years, the Microsoft project to remaster the N64 classic 007 GoldenEye for their Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) platform back in 2007 can now be played by fans.

Although a dispute over rights issues blocked the HD version from being released in 2008, leaks from the game followed, including a 30-minute gameplay video. In 2015, Rare then tried to bring the project back to life with their 30th-anniversary collection Rare Replay. That did not work out, either. 

Today, an archive of the Xbox Live Arcade HD remake of 'GoldenEye 007' was released on the Internet by a user going by the handle 'Fyodorovna' (Natalya Simonova's middle name). It can be played on modded Xbox 360 consoles or played on a modern PC using the Xbox emulator Xenia.

  • Compressed archives of the game can be found online, including Archive.org
  • Unzip the assets
  • Download the appropriately titled Xenia Xbox 360 emulator for PC
  • Run Xenia and open the file 'default.xex' in the 'Bean' folder
  • You will need a wired Xbox controller

Last week, a prominent GoldenEye streamer released a two-hour video featuring a complete playthrough of the XBLA version of the game and also some multiplayer footage and indicated a release was coming soon.

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