Its multiplayer functionality was universally loved, as was its first-person shooter campaign, which saw you undertaking the mantel of 007 himself, taking on Russia and… Sean Bean.
Naturally the reviews have to be taken with a pinch of salt, and the reason it was considered such an amazing game was partly because of what it was up against, and what it did for first-person shooters afterwards.
Naturally if the same game came out today, almost everyone would rather return to a Call of duty or something. It’s all relative, baby!
With that though, trying to capture some of the magic of the 1997 video game but in the present day, 3D artist Ben Colclough is producing Goldeneye25, named so because it’s due to be released on the original game’s 25th anniversary in August 2022.
Colclough’s plan is to remake the entire video game campaign using Unreal Engine 4 and back in 2018, he shared some of his progress.
Now though, he’s kept us updated on his work further down the line and while there’s still a lot that he says he has to do, it does look incredible…
In the description he wrote:
“This video shows GoldenEye 25 gameplay from the start of Silo up to the satellite room. Played on Secret Agent difficulty. This game is a work in progress and there are many unfinished assets. The characters, AI, and animations will all be significantly upgraded before release.“
Provided Ben isn’t made to stop for legal reasons and other various things don’t get in the way, Goldeneye25 should be available to play for free on PC in the summer of 2022. Quite the wait then.
It’s worth mentioning though that Goldeneye has already been remastered, in the form of Goldeneye Reloaded, a pretty good game that I had on PS3…
This one looks like it’ll have better graphics and gameplay though.
I can’t wait.
Images via YouTube, Rare
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