With its release last week, a video game miracle was realized Golden eye 007 On Nintendo Switch and Xbox. As incredible as it is to bring this classic first-person shooter to life on modern platforms, not everyone is overjoyed.
Former Nadir employee and GoldenEye 007 composer Graeme Norgate recently took to social media to share his thoughts on the state of the latest clone releases, claiming the “old team” won’t let anyone down – adding that “a labor of love is always better value”. :
Graeme Norgate (@Norgans): “It’s sad to think that Goldeneye for Switch and Xbox has been handed over to 2 different developers. You could have brought the old team back together for one more gig. We wouldn’t let you down. A labor of love is always better value than money, guys.”
Video game designer David Doak, who previously worked on GoldenEye 007, expressed his thoughts on not being “invited” to the party. Rare tweet now deleted. Several other members of the OG team also joked:
David Doak (@drdoak): “It’s obviously amazing to see GE007 re-released and I hope people have a lot of fun with it! But yeah, we weren’t invited.”
Code Mystics was the team behind the Xbox version of GoldenEye 007 (having previously worked with Rare on games such as Killer instinct reboot) while the Switch version is handled by Nintendo Europe R&D. As highlighted by a game developer and YouTuber Modern Vintage Playeras a result “there is really no parity between these versions”.
In regards to the Xbox release, Code Mystics has publicly answered questions about this version of the game – explaining that it doesn’t always make the final call on certain things. He even talked about the framerate on the Xbox version, which you can learn more about on our sister website Pure Xbox.
Norgate worked on spiritual successors after moving from Nadir Time dividers and Time dividers 2. Then he got involved Crysis series as an Audio Director and has since contributed to a single Rare release.
In our updated GoldenEye 007 review, we said the title was old and flawed, but still a masterpiece. Despite some criticism, there are plenty of players who thoroughly enjoy the return of this iconic shooter.