The long-rumored and highly anticipated GoldenEye 007 Remake is said to be on hold due to the war going on in Ukraine.
Nintendo 64’s GoldenEye 007 is a classic release from the 1990s. However, the game is no longer suitable for modern gamers due to its blocky 3D graphics, lack of online multiplayer and not available on many major platforms. So when rumors of an updated remake of GoldenEye 007 made by the game’s developer Rare started to surface, expectations started to grow. Unfortunately, the GoldenEye 007 Remake has largely disappeared despite evidence of an upcoming announcement, with a recent report shedding light on why.
GamesBeat’s Jeff Grubb shared some information regarding the development of GoldenEye 007 on Twitter recently. A conversation has begun regarding what is happening with GoldenEye 007 and Grubb has candidly offered an answer. According to Grubb, GoldenEye 007 is currently “in limbo”. He also shared a general explanation for why, saying it was delayed due to “war”. Grubb did not provide any further details, but he delivered his report on the topic confidently.
Although Grubb doesn’t say it explicitly, it’s understandable that he’s referring to the war that took place in Ukraine. GoldenEye 007 has a part that takes place in Russia and involves many plots and conflicts, which may explain why Microsoft decided to pause development of the game. Or it could be the issue of gun violence that is holding the game back, although that has hardly been an issue for the video game industry in the past.
What is not clear is where the development status of GoldenEye 007 Remake has gone. Grubb hasn’t revealed the game’s progress, presumably on purpose. GoldenEye 007 may still be somewhere in development, with the project on hold due to conflict in Ukraine. Also development of GoldenEye 007 Remake may have ended or is nearing completion and Microsoft just needs to wait for a more opportune time to announce and release the game.
While the new GoldenEye 007 Remake game is being talked about as a real game, it has yet to be officially announced or confirmed. There is always the possibility that the topic has been confused or has more to do with the project than is revealed in the rumors. Grubb’s statement about the game’s development is certainly quite confident, but fans of GoldenEye 007 should absolutely not take the rumors too seriously until more information is available.
Regardless of the development status of GoldenEye 007 Remake, many people hope for the safety of the innocent Ukrainian people and wish for a peaceful end to the war. This may be exactly what Microsoft and Rare are also hoping for, so they halted development of the game.
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