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GoldenEye 007 is coming to Xbox on January 27th


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!

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  1. Avatar for Infamy Infamy says:

    Cannot wait!

  2. Avatar for Hue Hue says:

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

  3. 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

  4. Finally!


    very nice!

  5. Avatar for Hue Hue says:

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

  6. Now Nick can stop talking about it and start playing it

  7. Finally! Berne airing so long to replay this.

    Bunana na naaaa na na naaaa (terrible I know)

  8. Avatar for BRiT BRiT says:

    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?

  9. Avatar for Paxton Paxton says:

    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.

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