Video: Unreleased GoldenEye 007 Xbox Live Arcade Footage

A new clip has emerged, containing 30 minutes of unreleased GoldenEye 007 footage for what was destined to be an Xbox Live Arcade version of the classic Nintendo 64 title.

Unfortunately, the Xbox Live Arcade version of GoldenEye007 didn’t get past the development stage. Rumours and unverified statements advised that this was due to the late Satoru Iwata advising that under “absolutely no circumstances would Nintendo allow the game to see release on another platform”, despite Reggie Fils-Aime’s apparent backing of the project with a sweetened deal from Rare of a later port to the Wii. This however, is not for certain, as other sources have reported that it was due to Nintendo and Microsoft not being able to agree on the financial side of things. The development for the Xbox Live Arcade version was cancelled in 2008, and GoldenEye007 was released on the Wii, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2010, shortly followed by GoldenEye 007: Reloaded in 2011.

The clip of the unfinished port showcases the title screens, along with gameplay footage of some of the missions. You can check it out below:




  1. We all know it was an issue with the rights as multiple companies had a piece of the pie. And apparently no one could play nice at the time, either.

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