The Xbox version will only have local multiplayer
The announcement of GoldenEye 007’s return to current platforms has excited longtime fans. The game is coming to Switch via emulation and Xbox via “remaster” but The online multiplayer feature will be exclusive to the Nintendo Switch version. The information was confirmed by Microsoft.
Speaking to VGC, Microsoft said it has “no plans” to bring online multiplayer to Xbox consoles:
“Xbox is thrilled to bring GoldenEye 007 to Xbox Game Pass for the first time, a faithful recreation of the iconic, much-loved title. While there are no plans to include online multiplayer like GoldenEye 007 on Xbox Game Pass, Xbox is focused on this Bringing the title to gamers as they remember it well, including a multiplayer mode that allows up to four players to challenge each other in cunning and skill on the couch.”
Prior to Microsoft’s confirmation, the official 007 website had already mentioned that the online multiplayer feature would be exclusive to the Switch: “Exclusive to the new Switch version of the 1997 title will be an online mode that will allow 007 fans around the world to meet each other. The popular four-player multiplayer mode.
Also, so far, there is no mention of a PC version, not on the official Xbox website, on the Rare page, or on the 007 website. As far as the Microsoft ecosystem is concerned, the game is proven. For Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
GoldenEye 007 and the Nintendo 64 redefined multiplayer
The Nintendo 64 was the console that redefined the multiplayer experience with fun games and especially the ability to use four controllers. GoldenEye 007, considered the father of the FPS genre on consoles (although there were other games before it), also updated multiplayer to this style of gameplay.
The game almost faithfully reproduces the movie “007 vs. GoldenEye” starring Pierce Brosnan and was released in 1995. The title has a great soundtrack, a variety of levels and good graphics for the time. Seeing the faces of the actors as if they were paper glued to the model was unique.
The Xbox version will have the advancements that you can see here, as all of them were previously leaked, except for 4K resolution support, a 16:9 aspect ratio, and updated controls, especially using both analog sticks.
As of now, the game doesn’t have a release date on Xbox Game Pass or the Nintendo Switch Online expansion pack, only announcing “coming soon.”
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Released for the Nintendo 64, the game sold over 8 million copies and revolutionized the FPS genre.