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Goldeneye 25 is a mission to port and remaster GoldenEye 007 for the N64 to the Unreal Engine by GE64's 25th anniversary in August 2022. All assets will be created from scratch. The game will be completely free to play. No copyright infrigement intended.

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GoldenEye 25 - Frequently asked questions



  1. There is already an existing GoldenEye game called GoldenEye: Source. So why GoldenEye 25?
    Our project is by no means a competition to GoldenEye: Source. We both are former or still active developers on the latter project and we're highly fond of it.
    GoldenEye: Source has one major difference though: It is a multiplayer game only whilst GoldenEye 25 is meant to recreate the single player missions.
    It goes without saying that we're also developing "25" on the Unreal Engine and not Source Engine.

  2. What will it cost?
    Once finished GoldenEye 25 will be entirely free to play.

  3. On what platforms will it be released?
    Our main goal is to release on PC. Linux and Mac releases are possible. Any console release is highly unlikely.

  4. Do you appreciate our feedback?
    Absolutely! We're are thankful that you take time to monitor our outlets and give your feedback on what we do.
    Though do keep in mind that most of what you see is unfinished and subject to change.

  5. Why is the release date so far away?
    As of now we are two people working on this game. Every asset is made from scratch. This takes time. We want to deliver a solid, well-balanced game. Last but not least 2022 will mark the original
    GoldenEye's 25th birthday.

  6. Aren't you afraid of a C&D?
    To be very clear: We are very well aware of a potential C&D as many of you pointed out. But GoldenEye: Source has existed for many years without being shut down. So we do hope we won't be shut down either. We're just going to keep working on the game and not be deterred by the legal confusion surrounding the GoldenEye IP.

  7. Why do you release pictures, movies and other forms of documentation already?
    We always try to think of our community first. Since it was not common practice back in the 90's, we never got major insights into the development of the original GoldenEye 64. The situation is different now. We can take advantage of social media and YouTube. We want to let you be part of the development and we'll build up a well documented archive in the process.
    To sum it up: We want to give you what we, ourselves, would like to see, if we were following this game's development.

  8. Can we support this game financially or is there any sort of crowdfunding?
    We follow the same philosophy as GoldenEye: Source. To minimize the risk of any legal interference we do not accept any sort of financial support.
    Although we highly appreciate the gesture and the love.
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tomenthoven
tomenthoven

This is awesome!!! Loved GESOURCE but always found myself missing the Single Player Mode. Can't wait to see more progress and the finished product. Keep up the amazing work guys <3. -grabs N64 gamepad and waves-

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joedoe99
joedoe99

Oh wow, so you just deleted the comment here that explained how you are breaking the copyright laws already?
Why dont you reply to it instead of deleting without even a comment?

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LuchadorDev Creator
LuchadorDev

Please forgive me. I got tired of seeing a comment like that for the hundredth time and had a moment of weakness. I'll try to be more professional in the future.

I don't think I'm breaking any laws. I wouldn't be doing this if I thought I was. People with such accusations should give some evidence, not just their unsubstantiated opinion.

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joedoe99
joedoe99

You may like to THINK that you are not breaking any laws, but you do already, ask any lawyer in you're country.
Also you can see for yourself that what you do matches already several criteria of the definition of copyright infringement:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_infringement
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Copyright infringement (colloquially referred to as piracy) is the use of works protected by copyright law without permission, infringing certain exclusive rights granted to the copyright holder, such as the right to reproduce, distribute, display or perform the protected work, or to make derivative works.
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1) you are USING the protected works WITHOUT PERMISSION
2) you are violating the protected right to REPRODUCE + DISPLAY the protected work, and
3) you are making DERIVATIVE works

The Copyright for something like Goldeneye or James Bond is worth many millions of dollars and the owners want to use it to make money out of it, not you spoiling their revenue.

If you want the above violations to be legal, just ask the owners of their permission.
That would be just a 5 minute e-mail but you don't do that, probalby because you know exactly that what you do is illegal despite all youre whishfull thinking arguments in the texts here that are legally irrelevant.

As long as you do it illegal they can sue you as the other guy wrote (whose comment you simply deleted). And a claim in the million dollars range can really spoil you life, not just you're day.

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GoldenZen Creator
GoldenZen

What's your problem? Are you a gamer, a Bond fan or a copyright lawyer?
I get and sort of value the concern but seriously, I also get the impression some of you folks want to see this die rather than being appreciative that someone is actually doing something for us, the fans!
You're just throwing speculations around and try to back them with generalized statements from Wiki.
And even if it should get C&D'd. What then? Are you going to be happy and celebrate that you were right?? Furthermore, are you familiar with the nature of C&D's? Have you actually ever seen one? They are written requests to stop development or alter the content to such an extent, that copyright is not infringed anymore. How you conjure up the idea that this would result in claims in the million dollars range is nothing short of mind-blowing.
Get a grip.

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LuchadorDev Creator
LuchadorDev

I understand why you are concerned. If a company with a legitimate claim to the GoldenEye or James Bond IPs asks me stop this project, I will do so. I will also stop if the original developers of GoldenEye 64 ask me to stop. Until then I will carry on because this is the only way we're ever going to see a proper GoldenEye remake.

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son_link
son_link

Look very awesome. I play a lot the original game and still have it.
Any plan to port to GNU/Linux in a future?

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LuchadorDev Creator
LuchadorDev

I believe a Linux port should be possible and I will try to make it happen!

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SPY-maps
SPY-maps

I never player this N64 game simply because i didn't had a N64. But, many people spoke very enthusiastic about it so i always wanted to try it. And now it comes to pc, with a modern engine, can't wait. A shame you say we need to wait till 2022 before its finished. But, as a modder i know all to well how much time and effort these things take. So, good luck and success, and i am tracking you!
greetings,

Leon

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LuchadorDev Creator
LuchadorDev

Thank you very much, Leon!

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