After years in development, an amazing looking remake of classic movie tie-in game GoldenEye has been torpedoed by MGM. GoldenEye 25 was an unlicensed fan effort to redo the single player part of the game.
Last night, the game’s Twitter account posted to say it had been “kindly asked by the IP holder (MGM/Danjaq) to cease development of GoldenEye 25.
“This was always in the back of our heads as a possibility but we’ve tried our best to keep going. Of course we will comply and want to thank you for your ongoing support.
“We cannot do a Bond game but we can still do a great game with all the beloved aspects of our favourite 90’s action shooter. If you are still interested in following us, please come over to @projectianus where we will share development of our new game.
“This account will be deleted by Friday at the latest.”
Stay optimistic though. The game will be finished but as a separate entity with its original theme… and I’m willing to bet that modders will easily be able to skin it back to its original state when it’s released.