The long-rumoured GoldenEye 007 remake for Xbox has apparently been delayed as a result of the Ukraine war.
As reported by industry insider Jeff Grubb on Twitter (below) and corroborated by Eurogamer, a remake of the classic Nintendo 64 game “is still in limbo because of the war”. Though nothing is official, this would match reports that the game has been in a near-complete state for a while.
A GoldenEye remake appeared closer than ever last month as Microsoft actually listed its achievements on its official website, with some developers already having already unlocked them. Microsoft therefore may be ready to release the game.
Goldeneye is still in limbo because of the war. 1 v 100’s team lead left Microsoft. I don’t know what that means for the game.
— Jeff Grubb, No. 3 games journalist (@JeffGrubb) July 10, 2022
Xbox Achievement tracking website TrueAchievements also listed the game back in January, and it isn’t even the first time Microsoft has attempted to get GoldenEye on its consoles. An updated version of the original was confirmed to be in development for the Xbox 360’s Live Arcade at developer Rare but was cancelled due to licensing issues, and files for the game leaked online in February 2021.
It’s also not the only James Bond game (probably) on the horizon, as Hitman developer Io Interactive is also working on its own Project 007, which brings a brand new story to the super-spy’s world.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.