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GoldenEye 007 is Coming to Xbox and Switch – Get Ready for the Ultimate Spy Adventure!

GoldenEye 007 is Coming to Xbox and Switch – Get Ready for the Ultimate Spy Adventure!
Russell Kidson

Russell Kidson

In September 2022, Microsoft officially confirmed during a Nintendo Direct broadcast that GoldenEye 007, a modern port of the classic James Bond game, will be available for Xbox Game Pass and Nintendo Switch. This game is believed to be slated for release this week, after months of fan speculation.


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Previously, the company had announced that online play would only be available in the Nintendo Switch version, suggesting that both versions would have the same content. This is further reinforced by recent trailers.

According to the developer Rare, the Xbox version of the game will have ‘achievements, 4K resolution, and a smoother framerate’ in addition to split-screen local multiplayer. Rare previously mentioned that the Xbox port will have updated control options, ‘including dual analog stick support, native 16:9 resolution up to 4K Ultra HD, a consistent refresh rate and a full complement of achievements to unlock.’

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An employee from Rare has previously confirmed that the version of GoldenEye that will be released for modern platforms is not the same as the canceled Xbox 360 remaster that was leaked online in 2021.

In an interview with VGC in 2021, the co-directors of the canceled Xbox 360 remaster of GoldenEye spoke for the first time and expressed that they didn’t think it would ever be officially released. ‘It’s kind of bittersweet,’ said co-director Chris Tilston when asked about the leak of the remastered version. He went on to say that ‘it means people get to see the work that was done, but it also masks some of the cockups that went on behind the scenes.’


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GoldenEye 007 will be available on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S through Xbox Game Pass. Additionally, players who own a digital copy of Rare Replay will be able to download the game for free.

Russell Kidson

Russell Kidson

I hail from the awe-inspiring beauty of South Africa. Born and raised in Pretoria, I've always had a deep interest in local history, particularly conflicts, architecture, and our country's rich past of being a plaything for European aristocracy. 'Tis an attempt at humor. My interest in history has since translated into hours at a time researching everything from the many reasons the Titanic sank (really, it's a wonder she ever left Belfast) to why Minecraft is such a feat of human technological accomplishment. I am an avid video gamer (Sims 4 definitely counts as video gaming, I checked) and particularly enjoy playing the part of a relatively benign overlord in Minecraft. I enjoy the diverse experiences gaming offers the player. Within the space of a few hours, a player can go from having a career as an interior decorator in Sims, to training as an archer under Niruin in Skyrim. I believe video games have so much more to teach humanity about community, kindness, and loyalty, and I enjoy the opportunity to bring concepts of the like into literary pieces.

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