Another week, another round of rumours surrounding the release of a spruced up version of Rare’s classic James Bond video game, GoldenEye.
With XBox World 360‘s latest issue – now on sale – promising a world exclusive look at the canceled game, the mist is clearing as to the title’s true status.
MundoRare went straight to the horse’s mouth and scored this key quote from a Microsoft representative: “We would love to release GoldenEye on Xbox Live Arcade.”
“There is no truth to the rumour of plans to release GoldenEye on Xbox Live Arcade. While we share the gaming community’s enthusiasm over the possibility, we do not have the necessary rights to release the game on Xbox Live Arcade.”
The website’s sources imply Nintendo is at the core of the holdup, with the company reportedly blocking a revamped version of the game to be released on Microsoft’s platform.
The clarification comes as two more screenshots emerge, depicting updated versions of GoldenEye‘s “Facility” and “Bunker” levels.
Given how far in development the updated game appears, it seems unfair to dismiss all hope of a release. But for now, GoldenEye 007 on Xbox Live Arcade looks to be stuck firmly in Development Hell.
Activision will produce a brand new 007 game later this year, said to be an adaptation of Daniel Craig’s second James Bond picture, Quantum of Solace.
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