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Goldeneye 64 is getting a remake, but there’s a small catch

October 4th, 2019 by Geralt of Australia Comments

With so many games like Crash Bandicoot and Spyro being remastered, it should come as no surprise that one of the best games in the world is getting the Unreal treatment.

Goldeneye 64 is one of, if not the, best FPS that I have every played (Long as you’re not versing Oddjob). Well, it may have taken 25 years but it seems we’re finally getting the remake everyone wanted.

Goldeneye 25’s goal is to get this game out by August 2022, the 25th anniversary of the original release.

3D artist Ben Colclough has taken up this extremely ambitious project all by himself since no one else seemed to be doing it, with the original game developed by Rare, it was very unlikely that they would do a remake, considering their parent company just happens to be Xbox and Goldeneye was Nintendo only.

Below we can see he’s released the latest video of the project using the level Silo on Secret Agent difficulty (very, very, very hard). This is a far cry from the blocky awkward game that we all fell in love with and gives us some idea of what we ca look forward to.

The game itself is still unfinished and Colclough himself has stated “This game is a work in progress and there are many unfinished assets”.

Now before you go getting too excited and try to go pre-order, there are some things you should know. First off there comes the issue of copyright. Rare still owns the rights to the game which in turn means it’s owned by Xbox and in turn Microsoft. Now if they don’t like what Ben is doing they can issue a cease and desist at which point the game will never be released on time for the 25th anniversary. The only other issue is what it’s being released on, the game will only be released on PC which I find extremely disappointing considering the original was Nintendo, however due to the rights being owned by Rare and Microsoft it could be a smart move to keep them happy. At least the game will be free haha.

Until we know more I’ll leave you with these images and video of the project and you can make up your own mind as to if this is a good idea or not, til then, stay nerdy.

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Geralt of Australia, holder of the One Ring of Sauron, mechanic to the Millennium Falcon and council to the Avengers, has been diagnosed as a nerd since falling through the wardrobe and being crowned king in Narnia. While fighting Boggarts and watching Storm Troopers miss everything, he has made his way back into this world through the portal in 221B Baker Street just to bring you all the news and reviews of the games of this world.