Nintendo confirmed that Golden Eye 007 has arrived on the Switch during the September 2022 Direct, which was then followed by an announcement which says it’s headed to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, too. And now after a long wait, Xbox and Nintendo finally announced its release date: January 27.
Golden Eye released as part of the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack. This version has online multiplayer in addition to widescreen support, as shown in the trailer released by Nintendo.
And even though they’re set on the same day, the Xbox versions are quite different. It only supports offline split-screen multiplayer, so those who want to play online are out of luck. It will come with Xbox Game Pass, however, and will support alternative control options and achievements and run in 4K at a native 16:9 resolution. Those who own a digital copy of the 2015’s Amazing Replaya compilation full of team matches, also get Golden Eye 007 because it’s free.
Rare original made Golden Eye 007 and it was released in 1997, just five years before Microsoft bought the studio. Eurocom reimagined the shooter in 2010 for Wii and then released an improved port for PS3 and Xbox 360 a year later. A remaster of the N64 game was supposed to come out in 2007 on Xbox Live Arcade, but was canned. Footage of the unreleased title later leaked online in 2021, which is pretty fair then a list of achievements has been hit on the Xbox servers. This port has been around for a long time, as evidenced by Head of Xbox Phil Spencer’s recent tweet about this trailer.