Rare’s cancelled Xbox Live Arcade remaster of the fantastic N64 shooter GoldenEye 007 has leaked in a fulfilling two-hour gameplay video. The video which was published on YouTube shows the full game played on the OO Agent difficulty in 4K 60FPS. The video showcases the main game as well as some multiplayer action too. It is running on an emulator which makes it possible to achieve a higher resolution.
It is sad to see the project that never made it to release. In 2007, Rare developed the HD version of GoldenEye 007 for Xbox Live. However, due to copyright disputes, the game never saw a public release According to the video, the game was clearly ready for distribution and if anything, fully playable.
The video shows off the game’s iconic Egyptian and Dam missions and while its overall visual aesthetic is a bit dated, it is still a superb game. According to the video publisher, the gameplay are builds from the game which was obtained a few years ago from PartnerNet. This PartnerNet is a sandbox version of Xbox Life available to developers.
There is some light at the end of the tunnel though. According to the video leaker, the game is actually set to launch sometime this year. Surely the legal disputes have been ironed out by now? Thankfully, those of you with an Xbox console may be able to play the game sometime this year. If you don’t own one, you can also play the full GoldenEye 007 Remake which was released on the Wii and ported to Xbox 360 and PS5 as GoldenEye 007 Reloaded in 2011.
Check out the gameplay video down below.