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XBLA Goldeneye delayed indefinitely

XBLA Goldeneye delayed indefinitely

GoldenEye for the Xbox 360 has been delayed indefinitely because of licensing problems.

The rumours have been circling lately that an Xbox Live Arcade port of the seminal Nintendo 64 title, GoldenEye would be making an appearance at some point in the near future. Understandably, everybody was on the edge of their seats and ready to pay unprecedented amounts for the chance to play Bond once more.

Unfortunately, we're going to have to let you down - the rumours have been debunked by original developers Rare and by Microsoft. Kind of.

Apparently, there was a version of GoldenEye for XBLA in the works and the port was almost entirely finished when the project ran into trouble. Now, the release of the game has been indefinitely delayed as Microsoft and Nintendo squabble over licenses.

To make matters worse, 1-Up.com got an inside scoop on the project and found out it was only two-months away from completion and release when it ran into trouble. The game would have been a full and faithful adaptation of the original game, complete with multiplayer support over Xbox Live.

It's a sad state of affairs, but many games get stuck in this development hell - like Halo DS, which suffered a similar fate a while back.

Would you have picked up GoldenEye for the Xbox, or would you have clung to your memories of the original version? Let us know in the forums.

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Mankz 15th January 2008, 09:17 Quote
That would have been the thing that would have sealed me into getting a 360.

:'(
Jamie 15th January 2008, 10:01 Quote
I was going to make this the first game I would buy on XBLA but now I'm not going to give Microsoft any money.
cjoyce1980 15th January 2008, 10:17 Quote
hopefully Banjo-Kazooie can still make move to XBLA.

shame on you nintendo!!! you should let the game appear on XBLA and VC
D3s3rt_F0x 15th January 2008, 10:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jamie
I was going to make this the first game I would buy on XBLA but now I'm not going to give Microsoft any money.

Allow Metal Slug 3 to change your mind without doubt the best game series ever, so difficult and yet soooooo much fun
teamtd11 15th January 2008, 10:53 Quote
Thank goodness for that! The only way to play goldeneye is on a n64. or more so if you do it our way is to get a big tv and selotape card to the screen to make 4 :D
DXR_13KE 15th January 2008, 11:00 Quote
shame..... i hope Nintendo and Microsoft get their act together.....
Bauul 15th January 2008, 11:14 Quote
That's a shame, Goldeneye was a great game, even if I do suck ass with a controller on FPSs.
Ninja_182 21st May 2008, 16:58 Quote
The controller was half the fun on goldeneye multiplayer :D
benjamyn 21st May 2008, 17:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by Ninja_182
The controller was half the fun on goldeneye multiplayer :D

Well that was random, posting to a 4 month old thread
Mr_Sinister 21st May 2008, 17:04 Quote
i rember the N64 goldeneye, was a good game then, and would be a evan better game if that remade it now.
Ninja_182 22nd May 2008, 00:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by benjamyn
Well that was random, posting to a 4 month old thread

I know, I do it far too often, I just saw goldeneye and posted in my excitement. I managed to revive a year old one once, how I failed to notice it was that old I will never know.
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