A re-release of the basic shooter, GoldenEye 007, was first introduced final September. On the time, no launch date was given. That modifications right now with an imminent launch date of January 27.
For the reason that sport is within the information right now, I wished to spotlight the primary distinction between the Xbox and Nintendo Change variations. Often, any variations are technical – however the Nintendo Change model does take pleasure in one key characteristic over Xbox: On-line multiplayer.
A pair of trailers confirmed different options, together with widescreen assist and native split-screen multiplayer on Xbox.
Right here’s the Nintendo Change trailer with a point out of on-line multiplayer.
And the Xbox trailer solely mentions split-screen multiplayer.
Why the dearth of multiplayer on the Xbox model? Hypothesis factors the finger at a rights problem with the sport. That or it was a part of the negotiating deal between Microsoft and Nintendo to re-release it.
The variations in gameplay options aren’t the one unusual factor with this launch. There doesn’t look like a technique to buy the re-release standalone. Right here’s a blurb from the Nintendo Change trailer description:
… the legendary sport is coming to the Nintendo Change On-line + Growth Pack members on 1/27.
And straight from Xbox:
GoldenEye 007 can be out there on Xbox One and Xbox Sequence X|S as a part of Xbox Recreation Cross. Moreover, gamers who personal a digital copy of Uncommon Replay, the 30-game compilation of Uncommon video games made to have fun the studio’s thirtieth anniversary, will be capable of obtain and benefit from the sport freed from cost.
So there are 3 ways to get your palms on the GoldenEye 007 re-release on Friday:
- Be a Nintendo Change On-line + Growth Pack member.
- Be an Xbox Recreation Cross member.
- Or personal a digital copy of Uncommon Replay on Xbox.
There seems to be a lot of purple tape to chop by means of for this re-release to get out the door.
Nonetheless, it’ll be value it to play an all-time basic once more. The dearth of on-line multiplayer on Xbox’s aspect is a bummer, although.
However Xbox followers have extra to sit up for right now with deep dives into first-party video games.