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A cancelled Xbox 360 remake of GoldenEye is now playable on PC

A cancelled Xbox 360 remake of GoldenEye is now playable on PC

Back in 2008, plans to release an HD remaster of Rare’s GoldenEye on the Xbox Live Arcade were scuppered by rights conflicts. But now, over 12 years after its intended release, a long-lost build has surfaced on PC, playable via emulation.

Last weekend, two hours of gameplay from the elusive port found its way onto YouTube, the most seen since early previews over a decade ago. In the days since there were various reports that a near-final ROM, including a completely remastered campaign and multiplayer, is doing the rounds online.

PCG’s Andy Kelly has verified that the build is legit, and provided some crisp screenshots of GoldenEye’s HD reimagining.

(Image credit: Rare)

Stick 'em up in a concrete room.

(Image credit: Rare)

One nifty feature of the XBLA remaster is a small toggle that lets you instantly swap between the original N64 graphics and “new” HD visuals. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary would popularise the feature, but GoldenEye would’ve predated that remaster by a good two years. Not every feature made it into the leaked build, though—online multiplayer is noticeably absent, as are planned speedrunning leaderboards and achievements.

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