Nightdive Studios Was Apparently “Close” To Reviving GoldenEye 007

“We came *this* close to doing this”.

Rare’s iconic first-person shooter GoldenEye 007 was thought to be stuck in licensing hell, but after ongoing rumours and last week’s Nintendo Direct, it was officially announced for the Switch Online N64 service. It’s coming to Xbox Game Pass and Rare Replay with some minor enhancements, too.

Sure, it might not be the axed remaster that leaked last year, however, it’s better than nothing. We can’t help but wonder though what might have happened if Nightdive Studios (Shadow Man, PowerSlave) had been given the right to revive this classic instead of Rare. According to the studio’s CEO Stephen Kick, Nightdive apparently came incredibly close to securing the re-release. Here’s what he had to say:

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