Microsoft Has No Plans To Add Online Play For GoldenEye On Xbox

A new version of the classic N64 shooter GoldenEye is coming to Xbox, but Microsoft has now confirmed it will not have any online multiplayer support like the Switch version has.

This was already strongly suggested, and now it’s been confirmed in a statement from Microsoft to The Verge. The company said it has “no plans to include online multiplayer as part of GoldenEye 007 on Xbox Game Pass…” The statement went on to point out that GoldenEye for Xbox will have local multiplayer, where up to four players can duke it out just like they could back in the ’90s.

The N64 game has been “faithfully recreated for Xbox consoles,” developer Rare, which is owned by Microsoft, said when GoldenEye was announced for Xbox. It will include achievements, 4K resolution (for supported TVs), and a smother framerate. There will be split-screen local multiplayer that benefits from improved framerate, too. In a blog post, Microsoft said players can expect new control options, like dual analogue stick support, as well as a native 16:9 resolution.

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Author: Eddie Makuch