GoldenEye 007: Xbox Game Pass, Nintendo Switch Online, Features & More

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After years of waiting and pleading from fans, Rare's iconic GoldenEye 007 is finally back and players across the globe couldn't be more excited.

One of the most influential FPS titles of all time, GoldenEye 007 has long been thought of as gone, stuck in a complicated battle with licencing and nothing more than a game of the past but it was confirmed today as coming back.

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Here's everything you need to know about it.

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Is GoldenEye 007 Coming to Xbox Game Pass?

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Yes - GoldenEye 007 will be making its way to Xbox Game Pass, as confirmed by Rare themselves on Twitter.

The story of GoldenEye 007's return to gaming has been one told in whispers for quite some time now with various rumours, reports and leaks coming out discussing the potential re-release.

Now, Rare themselves have finally confirmed that one of the most iconic games of all time is making its comeback soon, with a release onto Xbox Game Pass set for the near future, complete with an announcement trailer.

Is GoldenEye 007 Coming to Nintendo Switch?

GoldenEye 007 is confirmed to be coming to Nintendo Switch Online

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the day when it comes to Goldeneye 007 is its shock announcement of a return via the Nintendo 64 expansion of the Nintendo Switch Online subscription.

This means that yes, GoldenEye 007 will make its grand return to a Nintendo Console, something which many fans thought they'd never see after Rare was acquired by Xbox.

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It doesn't have a confirmed date yet but it's likely to arrive around the same time as its Xbox Game Pass counterpart.

Goldeneye 007 Features

Goldeneye 007 is remastered for Xbox

Perhaps the biggest surprise for GoldenEye 007 is the new enhancements and features that have been added to the new versions of the game for Nintendo Switch and Xbox Game Pass respectively.

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The Xbox part of this re-release will have native 16:9 resolution and 4K resolution support, with enhanced framerates and refresh rates along with achievements, fully enhancing the game for modern audiences. Well, almost.

The strange part of this story is in GoldenEye 007's famous multiplayer mode, with its split-screen being a staple of many a gamer when it came out. In the modern day, you'd expect this to be online multiplayer but in an oddly baffling turn of events, that's only the case for the Nintendo Switch version of the game.