GoldenEye 007 is coming to Xbox on January 27th

Originally published at: GoldenEye 007 is coming to Xbox on January 27th - XboxEra

What You Need To Know

  • GoldenEye 007’s ROM-based port is coming to Xbox on January 27th
  • It is a free addition to Rare Replay
  • It is also available through Xbox Game Pass

The Long Wait Is Over

Nintendo undercut Xbox’s Developer_Direct to announce that GoldenEye 007 is coming out on January 27th. Xbox swiftly followed up with tweets and a blog post detailing the release. You can find the blog post and tweets below!

GoldenEye 007 Gets Release Date on Xbox Game Pass

by Craig Duncan, Studio Head, Rare • Jan 25, 2023 @ 6:05am


  • James Bond will return to consoles on January 27.
  • Groundbreaking gameplay brought to a new audience, with a few modern touches.
  • Available to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S players via Xbox Game Pass.

Back in September last year, it was announced that the Rare-developed ’90s smash GoldenEye 007 would be returning to consoles at last, for experienced players to enjoy all over again and a new generation to investigate for themselves.

Today we can announce a date for GoldenEye 007’s arrival on Xbox Game Pass, and you won’t have to wait long: the global launch date is January 27, 2023, just a few days from now. In fact the rollout begins late on January 26 in some territories, becoming available to players all over the world by January 27.

The version of GoldenEye 007 set to appear on Xbox Game Pass is the classic game that made waves in 1997, based on the movie that introduced audiences to a thrilling new era of James Bond. It comes packed with objective-based stealth shooter gameplay and, of course, a legendary local multiplayer mode for split-screen showdowns with friends. It also offers a few key additions for a modern audience, including alternative control options, achievements to unlock and native 16:9 resolution up to 4K Ultra HD (where supported).

GoldenEye 007 will be available on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S as part of Xbox Game Pass. Additionally, players who own a digital copy of Rare Replay, the 30-game compilation of Rare games made to celebrate the studio’s 30th anniversary, will be able to download and enjoy the game free of charge. Watch for it breaking cover on January 27!


Cannot wait!

Posted this as a spoiler in the Xbox/Bethesda showcase thread… :joy:


It will never not suck that there’s a remastered version of this basically finished but we get this instead

I’m pretty sure it has multiplayer, it’s just local MP

Nintendo’s version also isn’t traditional online i.e. jumping into a matchmaking lobby with randoms, not really sure how it works exactly but the consensus seems to be that it sucks




very nice!

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Yep just read the blog and it’s local only.

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Now Nick can stop talking about it and start playing it


Finally! Berne airing so long to replay this.

Bunana na naaaa na na naaaa (terrible I know)

So this means no special drop-in by Nick on the XboxEra DeveloperDirect coverage and a lengthy discussion about the game on Saturday’s XboxEra Main Podcast?


NSO is network tunneling, in simple terms, its emulating the local multiplayer as online, you can even do that with all generations of Xbox with System Link and XlinkKai.


people reap what they sow. the original announcement (from last year) was that xbox would get the 360 version while switch get the N64 one. then peeps complained why the xbox version wouldn’t have local multi like the switch version. now they make both platfroms to get the same version so xbox peeps can enjoy playing mutiplayer locally and people still complain.

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Oh man, I haven’t thought about that in like fifteen years… Thanks for the clarification!

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That’s wrong

The Xbox version was never announced to be the 360 version and the xbox version has always had multiplayer, just not online

These have been same versions from the first announcement



please please please do a 20 minute preshow with @Shpeshal_Nick and the live stream team so he can be effusive about it and @Doncabesa can shut it down :smiley:


this is incorrect. the two versions have always been what has been showed today.

  • the Switch version is an emulated version of the N64 version, with “online” multiplayer that is just the usual split screen emulated, meaning you see the other three screens no matter.
  • the Xbox version is a repacked version of the N64 version but with 4k resolution and local multiplayer only.
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Time to either relive a childhood game, or destroy memories of it from bad controls/other dated aspects :sweat_smile:

Nah, I’ll enjoy this, I still regularly play old janky titles. I’ll have fun getting achievements and stuff.


I am willing to bet that this is one of those games time hasn’t been kind to. Just like Turok.

i reckon that I am going to forgive a lot because I can push past the jank to get to the core game that I liked back in the day

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