The iconic 1997 James Bond game, GoldenEye 007, is coming to Xbox Game Pass and Nintendo Switch, it was announced today.

The N64 game has been “faithfully recreated for Xbox consoles,” said Rare. This includes achievements, 4K resolution (for supported TVs) and lower frame rates. There will also be split-screen local multiplayer, benefiting from improved frame rates. One blog postMicrosoft said gamers can expect new control options like dual analog stick support as well as native 16:9 resolution.

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The game is “coming soon” to Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft-owned Rare said in an announcement tweet. However, no specific release date has been announced. Anyone who owns a digital copy of Rare Replay, a compilation pack of classic Rare games, will get GoldenEye at no extra cost.

Here are the first screenshots of GoldenEye for Xbox:

GoldenEye for Xbox
GoldenEye for Xbox


During the September Nintendo Direct, Nintendo confirmed that GoldenEye 64 is coming to Switch via backwards compatibility for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack owners. There will be online play for Nintendo Switch and this is the feature Exclusive for Nintendo console.

It was a new version of GoldenEye The Xbox 360 should have arrived years ago, but ran into licensing issues. The The HD remaster was later leakedand is now officially coming to Xbox and Switch.

Golden Eye Remake for Wii It was released in 2010, but it featured Daniel Craig standing in for Pierce Brosnan. A remastered edition for the PS3 and Xbox 360 was later released.

2022 marks the 60th anniversary of the James Bond series. The company behind the franchise claimed that fans should “look out for announcements, events and new content in 2022.”

In other news, Hitman developer IO Interactive is developing a new James Bond game Tell an original story for a British superspy. Given that 2022 is the anniversary year for the James Bond franchise, we’re hoping to see or learn more about the game this year.

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