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GoldenEye 007 finally returns to Xbox, Switch

And Xbox has split-screen multiplayer.

The long-rumoured GoldenEye 007 remaster has finally been announced and is heading to both Xbox and Nintendo Switch.

The Switch version of the title will offer up a retro, 720p experience, it will have online multiplayer (“for the first time ever,” as per Nintendo). Meanwhile, the Xbox version will offer up a more modern presentation with “achievements, 4K resolution and a smoother framerate” and offer up split-screen local multiplayer (take that, Halo Infinite). Multiplayer modes are specific to each platform.

GoldenEye 007 will be made available on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S as part of Xbox Game Pass,” added Rare’s Craig Duncan. “Additionally, players who own a digital copy of Rare Replay, the 30-game compilation of classics from the award-winning studio behind GoldenEye 007’s original release, will be able to download and enjoy the game free of charge.”

Over on Nintendo Switch, the title will be made available as part of the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription program.

Are you excited for the return of GoldenEye 007? A release date for Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X and Switch has not yet been named.

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