GoldenEye 007 is reportedly set to make its way to Nintendo Switch with online multiplayer capabilities and on Xbox with 4K visuals. It is with great excitement that I write this: the new updated version of the much loved 1997 Nintendo 64 first-person shooter is coming very soon.
GoldenEye 007 is Reportedly Set to Make Its Way to Nintendo Switch
The GoldenEye 007 gaming title is not a new face on the Nintendo Switch platform, but it will however be the first time that the game will be coming with an online multiplayer capability as the company in the Tuesday Nintendo Direct Livestream event revealed. The James Bond-themed first-person shooter will be joining switch’s selection of Nintendo 64 classics very soon, the company stated.
GoldenEye 007 Will Be Coming To Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One and Xbox Series X and S
The game also will be coming to Xbox game pass for Xbox one and Xbox series X and S. developer Rare also noted that this very version of the title will include “achievements, 4K resolution, and a smoother framerate.” It is rather still unclear if the visuals of the Nintendo Switch version will be upgraded (as Nintendo’s console normally does not support 4K) or whether it will remain closer to the N64 original. That being said, the switch and Xbox version will be coming out on the same day.
Online Multiplayer of the Game Will Be Exclusive To the Switch Version Alone
In what seems to be an apparent tradeoff, online multiplayer will be exclusive to the Switch version alone as the official 007 website noted. The Xbox version however will be available for free to people who own a digital copy of Rare Replay, which is the 30-game compilation of classics that came out back in 2015.
Goldeneye 007 First Hit the N64 Back In 1997
GoldenEye 007 hit the N64 back in 1997, as a licensed tie-in to the 1995 movie that introduced actor Pierce Brosnan as the legendary British spy and agent.
The game won critical acclaim for its fun single-player campaign at the time and epic split-screen competitive multiplayer, and then became the N64’s third best-selling title with 8.09 million units sold. The game was only topped by games such as Super Mario 64 and Mario Kart 64, which both sold 11.91 million and 9.87 million copies respectively.
Developer Rare also developed Goldeneye follow-up Perfect Dark for N64 in 2000, before the company was then purchased by Microsoft in 2002.
Fans Have Been Expecting a Remaster for Microsoft’s Xbox Series X|S to Be Revealed For Months Now
Fans all over the world have been expecting a remaster for Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and S to be revealed for months now, since achievements for this remaster have leaked many times, so that could happen soon. The game was reportedly planned for a release on Xbox 360 in the late 2010s, and an apparently extended gameplay video made an appearance in 2016. And at the time, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said the licensing rights of the game complicated efforts to get it on the console.
This Year Will Mark the 60th Anniversary of the Bond Movie Franchise
This year will mark the 60th anniversary of the Bond movie franchise with the latest movie in the franchise, No Time to Die now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
The series however at the moment is in a state of flux as fans all over the world are still waiting on the announcement of the successor of Daniel Craig in the Bond role. IO Interactive, developer of the hitman game is also working on its own version of the Bond game.