GoldenEye 007, the legendary NS64 game from Rare, is one of the most beloved multiplayer experiences by many players around the world and may be getting a new lease of life on Xbox after achievements have surfaced for the game.
TrueAchievements, a website that tracks Xbox Achievement activity, recently found an achievement list for Goldeneye 007 that has not been seen before. There are a total of 55 Achievements worth a total of 1000 Gamerscore, possibly hinting at a new port.
As you may recall, an enhanced version of GoldenEye 007 was in development for Xbox 360’s Xbox Live Arcade, which was nearly finished before it was canceled due to permissions issues. Back then, XBLA still had a limit of 200 Gamerscore per game, so that GoldenEye 007 gets 1000 Gamerscore is striking.
Furthermore, TrueAchievements reports that only two accounts have earned the Xbox Achievements – BIGsheep and xtinmcgrath. If you search for the names, you’ll find that these are Rare employees James Thomas and Christina McGrath.
In February 2021, the game files of Rare’s canceled GoldenEye 007 remaster were added shared with the internet, a month after a full playthrough of the game’s gampaign was shared on YouTube. The demo showed that you could switch between new and old visuals just like the Halo remasters and that you could play at 60FPS and 4K.