Fresh leaks suggest Goldeneye 007 is coming to Xbox very soon

An image of the James Bond film, Goldeneye.MGM

Goldeneye 007 was a huge moment for videogames, changing first-person shooters forever. Now, the iconic game is seemingly set for an Xbox re-release. 

No Time To Die brought James Bond fans around the world closure for Daniel Craig’s tenure, but the lack of a Bond game since 007 Legends has been heavily felt over the years. The news of IO Interactive’s Project 007 is fantastic for patient players, but it seems they’ll be able to get their Bond game fixed earlier than anticipated.

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After hopeful speculation and rumors, it appears Goldeneye 007 is finally coming to Xbox Series S|X consoles.

A screenshot of Pierce Brosnan from Goldeneye 007 on the N64.Rare, Nintendo
Goldeneye 007 paved the way for modern multiplayer in the first-person shooter genre.

Leak reveals Goldeneye 007 Xbox achievements

According to Resetera user Outlaw Torn, the re-appearance of Goldeneye 007 has been discovered on the tracking site TrueAchievements. With “55 GoldenEye 007 achievements worth 1,000 gamerscore” available to view on the site, they all sport artwork reminiscent of the N64 classic.

Only one player has these achievements under their belt so far, which Outlaw Torn claims is an Xbox developer. The achievements have been conferred by fellow tracker site, Exophase, listing one player as having earned them.

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A remaster of Goldeneye 007 was touted to hit Xbox consoles, but was ultimately canceled. In the absence of this remaster, the only other way to revisit the title was either through emulation or playing 2010’s Goldeneye 007. The latter would reimagine the game with Daniel Craig in the lead, in a modern setting as opposed to the original 1995 backdrop. Licensed Bond games have been few and far between since the rights were reverted back from Activision.

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Goldeneye ReloadedActivision, Eurocom
Goldeneye Reloaded re-imagined the iconic game with Daniel Craig as Bond instead.

Does the GoldenEye remake have a release date?

VentureBeat reporter Jeff Grubb has claimed that the GoldenEye remaster could release in the next few weeks.

On an episode of his GrubbSnax show, Grubb revealed that the title is likely to be published by Microsoft and not Nintendo. Of course, the original GoldenEye was released on the NG4 while the remake first arrived on the Wii before being ported to other platforms.

The title allegedly coming to Xbox platforms is apparently a remastered version of the original GoldenEye, not the remake. If true, then the game could end up looking a lot like the Perfect Dark remaster that released as part of the Rare Reply collection, an Xbox One launch compilation.

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On his show, Grubb said: “I think that Microsoft is going to be the one to announce that first.  This game is probably coming pretty soon, I’m thinking next couple of weeks.”

In the past, the rights to the game have been a battleground between Nintendo, Microsoft, and original movie producer MGM, but it appears the three companies have come to an agreement. It’s also been speculated that the 60th anniversary of James Bond has also helped make the remaster possible.

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Of course, while we know from VGC that a GoldenEye remaster was developed, it was never released was unlikely to ever be. However, this may all be about to change. Take this all with a pinch of salt though, at least until Microsoft provides some solid evidence.

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