Once upon a time, Rare Studio developed a remastering of the GoldenEye 007 adventure shooter for the Xbox, but in the end the project was canceled due to problems with the rights of the James Bond franchise. However, now, after so many years, images of the game have appeared on the web. And maybe a functional version of the sniper will be published soon.
In 2002, Microsoft acquired Rare Studio. At that time, the developer was expected to bring many of his older Nintendo games to the Xbox. Gradually, Rare released updated versions of them, many of which are now available in the Rare Replay build: owners of Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S can play Banjo-Kazooie and Perfect Dark right now through backward compatibility.
One of the most famous Rare games of the Nintendo era was GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64. It helped popularize multiplayer first-person shooter games on consoles. So far, the project has not been relaunched on any platform, and the only way to play it is on a Nintendo 64 or emulator.
Although the remaster never saw the light of day, the game ended up receiving a complete remake on the Wii with the same name in 2010. This version, developed by Eurocom and published by Activision, received an HD port for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2011 in the form of GoldenEye 007: Reloaded.
In recent months, rumors have been circulating on the web about a functional version of GoldenEye 007 for the Xbox. They turned out to be true. YouTube user Graslu00 posted on his channel a video of more than two hours showing the progress of the game and several multiplayer maps in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second (it was released through an emulator).
According to Graslu00, a functional building will be uploaded publicly this year.