The famed British superspy James Bond returns to video games in GoldenEye 007, a remake of a classic for the Nintendo 64.
After being available for the N64 for about 25 years, the game was finally disclosed at the September Direct presentation. The remake is planned for a future release for the Nintendo Switch.
Microsoft later announced that a 4K remaster of the classic action game would be available through the Xbox Game Pass membership program.
Both remakes have a number of improvements, although only the Nintendo Switch version has online play. As a result, up to four players can now compete against one another in a given mode.
Xbox, a brand owned by Microsoft, has revealed in a blog post some of the features players can expect to see in the remake now being developed by Rare.
The visuals will be the most significantly improved upon, with support for resolutions all the way from the game’s native 16:9 aspect ratio up to 4K Ultra HD. On top of that, the designers have promised a fluid and consistent refresh rate for all users.
The game’s improved control options, including two analog sticks, will also affect the gameplay in some way.
Xbox Game Pass subscribers can play GoldenEye 007 on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. On top of that, individuals who already own a digital copy of Rare Replay will be able to get the game for free.
Is GoldenEye coming to Xbox Game Pass?
GoldenEye 007 is coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S as part of the Xbox Game Pass subscription service. Additionally, gamers who already own Rare Replay, a digital collection of 30 classic video games built by the same award-winning team responsible for the initial release, will be able to play these games again and again without having to purchase another copy.
Will GoldenEye for Switch come out?
The popular GoldenEye 007 game for Nintendo 64 is coming “soon” to Nintendo Switch Online with official online features for the first time ever, according to Nintendo.
When does GoldenEye for Switch come online?
CONTENT OF FIRST STORY On September 13th, during their Direct presentation, Nintendo made the shocking announcement that the N64 James Bond classic GoldenEye 007 would be released on the service with online multiplayer.
Update – 09/13/2022, 8am:
After months of speculation, Rare has confirmed that the Xbox version of GoldenEye 007 will release alongside the Nintendo Switch version.
The Xbox One version is verified to have achievements, 4K resolution, and a smoother framerate than the Nintendo Switch version, according to a tweet (see below).
For a long time, the Xbox release of GoldenEye 007 seemed all but confirmed, with the game’s achievements posted on both the fan site True Achievements and the official Xbox site.
25 years after its original release, experience GoldenEye 007 faithfully recreated for Xbox consoles. Includes achievements, 4K resolution and a smoother framerate – even in split-screen local multiplayer! Coming soon to @XboxGamePass. pic.twitter.com/kpBlJKqFR9
— Rare Ltd. (@RareLtd) September 13, 2022
According to the original story:
Nintendo has revealed that the much-loved GoldenEye 007 for Nintendo 64 will “soon” be available on Nintendo Switch Online with official online capabilities.
Nintendo confirmed the addition of GoldenEye to its online subscription service alongside a slew of other games announced during a Nintendo Direct broadcast in September. These games included Pokémon Stadium and Mario Party.
However, given that the few new Nintendo 64 games confirmed on the platform are due as late as 2023, the precise release date of GoldenEye is unknown.
Nintendo has been steadily releasing new N64 games for its Nintendo Switch Online service once a month or so during the past few months. In the Direct, it was announced that Pilotwings 64, Mario Party, and Mario Party 2 will all be released in 2022.
In addition, 1080° Snowboarding, Excitebike 64, and Mario Party 3: Deluxe Edition will release in 2023.
A Few Closing Remarks
All the details about the announced remake of Goldeneye for the Nintendo Switch and Xbox Game Pass can be found here in this post. Keep checking back with us here at techynew.com for all the latest news and information as it becomes available.
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