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XBLA GoldenEye sitting in 'no man's land'

GoldenEye on the Xbox Live Arcade. We've heard the rumor, have even seen it in action, but til this day, nothing has come close to releasing. And from the looks of things, a GoldenEye XBLA release probably isn't going to happen.

Talking to, Rare's senior software engineer Nick Burton acknowledged the GoldenEye development difficulties they've gone through saying that "it's incredibly hard to solve because there's so many licence holders involved. You've got the guys that own the license to the gaming rights now, the guys that have the licence to Bond as an IP, and there are umpteen licensees." Burton further explained that Rare doesn't have control over the project anymore and that it's in the hands of licenesee holders, making it almost "locked in this no man's land" of development hell. Long story short: GoldenEye XBLA is vaporware, turning out to be nothing but a sparkle of a dream of hope and nothingness. Got it?

[Via Joystiq]

New screens from aborted XBLA GoldenEye 007

First off, GoldenEye 007 is not coming to the XBLA. We repeat, it is not releasing to the XBLA now or ever. Gots it? Goods. Let's get to the fun.

Yesterday, British magazine Xbox World 360 released it's "highly anticipated" March issue which was supposed to feature an exclusive look at GoldenEye 007 for the XBLA. Which it technically does, but early reports hinted at GoldenEye still being on track and in development. But that isn't the case. Xbox World 360 does have a four page spread featuring the now-revealed-to-be aborted XBLA GoldenEye port which was being developed by Rare. Their article includes a few exclusive screenshots (like the one above), how the game was improved going from the N64 to the 360 as well as quotes and comments from both Rare AND Microsoft. The same Microsoft who said they never spoke with Xbox World 360. Meh, no matter. If you're interested in torturing yourself and knowing what could have been, pick up a copy of Xbox World 360 and drool over the two new screenshots they posted. So sad ... no prettified GoldenEye for us.

Microsoft: No plans to release XBLA GoldenEye

We don't have to wait for Wednesday's big Xbox 360 World reveal, because Microsoft is already putting the nail GoldenEye 007's coffin.

Last week, we told you about British magazine Xbox 360 World claiming they had some "never-seen shots and hands-on details" on GoldenEye 007 for the XBLA, making it seem like the game was in development. But after digging a little deeper and running a few updates (okay, a LOT of updates), we finally settled on the idea that GoldenEye was still sitting at a "canceled" status. And we were right. Microsoft confirmed with Eurogamer that "the story in Xbox World 360 is based entirely on rumour and speculation" and that they "do not have the necessary rights to release GoldenEye on Xbox Live Arcade." Sadly, no XBLA GoldenEye for us as wipe our hands clean of this disheartening story and call it a day.

Rumor: Video surfaces of XBLA GoldenEye 007

We'd like to direct your attention to the embedded YouTube video above. This video is somewhat special. Special, because it's rumored to have been uploaded by an employee from Rare showing off an in-house build of what GoldenEye 007 would look like as an Xbox Live Arcade game. You know, because there have been numerous rumors of an XBLA version being worked on. But the video is very controversial. Controversial, because nobody can be 100% sure that it's real or fake. The improved textures, framerate and gameplay lends itself to being real, but some say it could be a l33t programmer doing a ROM hack. You'll have to ponder this one and analyze the picture evidence. Real or fake? We dunno, but we thought this video was worth your attention. That is all. Good day.

[Via N4G, Thanks Karl]

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