Watch Gameplay From The 'GoldenEye 007' HD Video Game Redux We Never Got To Play

Plenty of gamers and movie fans will agree that GoldenEye 007 for Nintendo 64 is the best video game based on a movie ever made. The first person shooter based on the James Bond movie of the same name fro 1995 is still played to this day by those who were smart enough to hold on to their system from the late 90s. But fans have been hoping to see the game get a high-definition re-release for a long time, and it almost happened.

In case you didn't know, a high-definition redux of the original GoldenEye game was in the works a few years ago for Xbox Live Arcade on the Xbox 360, but it never came to fruition due to a licensing disagreement between Microsoft and Nintendo in 2008. What's even more frustrating is that the game was just two months from completion, and the closest we'll get to playing that game is watching some recently revealed gameplay footage that looks absolutely outstanding.

Here's 30 minutes of GoldenEye HD video game footage from Rare Thief (via Collider):

Everything you love about the original GoldenEye game has been left intact, but the graphics and frame rate have just been updated for what was then the current generation video game system. Plus, having the game on Xbox Live Arcade would have allowed online multiplayer, which would have been absolutely awesome. Instead, all we got was an updated GoldenEye game for the Wii in 2010, but it just wasn't the same.

All we can hope now is that maybe Microsoft and Nintendo see how desperately people still want this update to happen and they can work something out. But if they haven't reconciled their differences in the past eight years, I doubt it will happen now.