GoldenEye Is Out!
2nd February 2021
The Xbox Live Arcade HD remake of GoldenEye 007 has been released online
By MI6 Staff
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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