Activision setting its "GoldenEye" on new Bond remake?

Originally developed by Rare, GoldenEye 007 was released to much acclaim in 1997 on the Nintendo 64. Selling over eight million copies and popularizing split-screen multiplayer and scoped rifles, GoldenEye went on to become one of the highest rated FPS games of all time, and still holds a 96 ranking on Metacritic.

After suffering through many Bond titles attempting to live up to GoldenEye standards, such as "The World is Not Enough and "Quantum of Solace", gamers may finally be in for the satisfaction they have oft desired over the past 13 years.

Activision, who holds the rights for Bond game development (after purchasing the rights due to EA attempt failures), is rumoured to be in development of a GoldenEye remake. Eurogamer has reported that not only have Activision registered a domain for the upcoming Bond driving title "Bloodstone", but also goldeneyegame.com. Furthermore, Activision has apparently solicited survey answers regarding a remake, which lends credence to the rumour that Activision will release GoldenEye in Q4 of this year.

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Although the fate of movie studio, MGM, and the new Bond flick is still up in the air, the gaming rights are owned by Activision. This means that a game or two may still be forthcoming. Microsoft originally had planned a port of the original to XBLA (Xbox LIVE Arcade), but after failed negotiations with Nintendo, the plan was scrapped.

Currently, the closest project resembling a GoldenEye remake is the "GoldenEye: Source" total conversion mod for Half-Life:2 The mod was released in February of last year and utilizes the Source engine to re-render the original maps and missions. The prevailing hope is that Activision will create a remake rather than a whole new game to recapture the magic of the original. Eurogamer also explains that the game should be a Wii/DS release, and may be revealed at E3.

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Goldeneye with Daniel Craig, that is just wrong give me Brosnan dammit!!
Guess Ill try out, no doubt the will screw up though, trying to fix some mechanics or something...

And Activision continues to fumble around in the dark with no clue where it is going or what it is doing. How embarassing.

Goldeneye on XBox or Wii please!

I bought Perfect Dark and enjoyed the updated visuals on the XBox port. GE had a great story line though and just seemed to click more than PD. Wish they would sort the argument out and just release it on both systems.

I don't like the fact that it would be on the Wii. I think a lot of the original GoldenEye crowd are probably 360/PS3/PC players

Second thing, Daniel Craig? Why? They should just leave the game as it is and maybe just update the graphics and sound. No real need to change anything else. Otherwise it's not GoldenEye. Would they superimpose Daniel Craig over Pierce Brosnan in the movie? No, so what's the point of doing it here.

Sigh, I guess it was only a matter of time before Activision tried to remake popular games in an attempt to get some money.

Like the rest of the bond games that came after it, its going to suck.

After suffering through many Bond titles attempting to live up to GoldenEye standards, such as "The World is Not Enough and "Quantum of Solace", gamers may finally be in for the satisfaction they have oft desired over the past 13 years.

Quantum of Solace game was the best Bond game since GoldenEye if you ask me. although nothing will beat GoldenEye on N64 as far as Bond games simply because the Nostalgia is way to high in our minds so a game will NEVER beat it no matter how good it is.

p.s. GoldenEye for Wii is a bad idea though because that system is for non-serious gamers in general as it's geared towards a different type of gamer.

Wow, so they take one of the best games ever made, and re-make it for the wii? WTF is Activision thinking? Oh, wait, their not. I will gladly take a bag of whatever they are smoking. Way to screw up THE icon of fps, you douche-fags!

I do not agree with Craig being in Goldeneye. (As a part of the younger generation) I think Bronson was the best, and always will be the best. Craig just dumps Bond's character.

Recon415 said,
I do not agree with Craig being in Goldeneye. (As a part of the younger generation) I think Bronson was the best, and always will be the best. Craig just dumps Bond's character.
Charles Bronson would've made a great Bond! not taking any sh*t from no Dr. No...
But seriously, Brosnan owns Craig anyday.

Recon415 said,
I do not agree with Craig being in Goldeneye. (As a part of the younger generation) I think Bronson was the best, and always will be the best. Craig just dumps Bond's character.

i like Brosnan to but Craig really stood out in the best bond film ever which was Casino Royale (2006) because not only is that a great bond film, it's a top spec level film in general which i don't think could be said about any other of the Bond films. GoldenEye (1995) is my 2nd favorite bond film ever though (i seen roughly 1250+ films according to my IMDB account) (Casino Royale = 9/10. GoldenEye = a solid 8/10. for the record i only gave about 70-ish 9/10+ ratings out of the 1250+ films i have seen))

p.s. the funny thing is... Martin Campbell directed BOTH of those films (i.e. Casino Royale/GoldenEye). so if he directs a Bond film the odds are high it will be great.

This will suck if its a DS and Wii release. If you set aside the fact the Wii audience just isn't the right audience your still left wanting online multiplayer and fast paced split screen. Non of which the Wii can do. Could u imagine running about the facility or temple again with 11 other people on live? Awesome isn't even the right word.

Maximum Error said,
This will suck if its a DS and Wii release. If you set aside the fact the Wii audience just isn't the right audience your still left wanting online multiplayer and fast paced split screen. Non of which the Wii can do. Could u imagine running about the facility or temple again with 11 other people on live? Awesome isn't even the right word.

I'm confused. Wii can do split screen and multiplayer lol.

People that don't own Wii tend to lash out against it for some reason. Not sure why, there are no stock shortages anymore. Just go get one.

Maximum Error said,
Could u imagine running about the facility or temple again with 11 other people on live?

Goldeneye Source suffered from this problem using original maps.. the maps were designed for 4 people, once you hit playing 6+ players online on the Source remake it became too crowded. They would have to make bigger maps for online play with many players. There are some single player maps that could probably be made into multiplayer maps for this.

Sick of ****ty Bond games? Then try our ****ty remake of a classic Bond on for size.
Activation: making games for people that don't know any better.

The problem here is that it's for Wii. So, essentially, it won't have today's graphics. Port it to PC, PS3, and XBOX 360 and we have a deal.

golden eye sucked. it was only good because it was the only fps game on th en64. perfect dark was a much better game for that console, in every way.

treemonster said,
golden eye sucked. it was only good because it was the only fps game on th en64. perfect dark was a much better game for that console, in every way.

Perfect Dark was spectacular, but for me, we still played a lot more GoldenEye multiplayer, even after Perfect Dark came out. I'm not sure why. I preferred Perfect Dark's single player, but GoldenEye held strong.

We teachers still play it in school during our prep period. Everyone comes into my room and we spend 7th hour playing on the projector.

"Still holds a 96 ranking on Metacritic."
Why would the rating go down? Are people continuing to review the game after all these years?

rheostat said,
"Still holds a 96 ranking on Metacritic."
Why would the rating go down? Are people continuing to review the game after all these years?

hahaha!

Singh400 said,
This won't be as great as you guys remember it. Hope you know that.

Your right but the thing is, it's the "Nostalgia" that makes everyone keep praising this game many years later even though TODAY it's not nearly as good as it once was.

p.s. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyBSU60ZOqk ... that will be quite funny for those who remember GoldenEye on N64

Well golden eye had 2 things
1. Gameplay
2. Graphics...
So:
1. I'm afraid the gameplay on the Wii isn't intended for the same crowd that was goldeneye on the 64... ( more mature crowd).
2. We all know that the Wii is barely any better than the old gamecube.

So based on the above, i'll pass

Panda X said,
If true I hope it's as good as the original or better.

I say keep everything the same and just update the graphics and MAYBE add some voice over but still keep the in-game text.

Hell, work with Nintendo and release a modified / updated N64 controller with it - I'd buy it just to play this game!

Easily my favorite Bond game for N64 and possible one of my favorite FPS games of all time.

But, they have it wrong. It wasn't the story line or setting - the reason they are remaking it - it was the introduction to so many new things in the FPS genre that became standards afterwards. Can't recreate that, sorry. Just end up ruining it.

ahhell said,
It's Activision. Of course, they'll ruin it.

Sadly i have to agree...

the MS Acrade version would have been so much better Shame... The wii interface will lead to its demise...

Goldeneye was one of the best games ever, bar none.
I still remember the first time I beat the Control mission on 00-Agent mode.