Fan-made GoldenEye 007 Remake Returns in Far Cry 5 Under New Name

A GoldenEye 007 stage remade in the Far Cry 5 engine.

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Fan-made GoldenEye 007 Remake Returns in Far Cry 5 Under New Name

June 30, 2021

By: Brian Renadette

 
 

Recently, someone remade all the stages in the classic 1997 N64 first-person shooter GoldenEye 007 in the Far Cry 5 engine. Despite being taken down by the media company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), the stages have once again been put up for players to enjoy.

Earlier this month, a YouTuber known as Krollywood released a painstaking recreation of every GoldenEye 007 level (except for the two bonus stages associated with Moonraker and The Man with the Golden Gun) in the 2018 game Far Cry 5. This massive remake took Krollywood about 1,440 hours over two and a half years to remake all 18 levels, with the assets made by Krollywood and their teammates. However, all the attention this remake got also drew the attention of MGM. On June 23, fellow GoldenEye fan Graslu00 tweeted a statement from Krollywood where they announced that Ubisoft sent them a message because MGM contacted them over the fan-made maps, and the maps were removed.

GoldenEye 007's Train stage remade in Far Cry 5.

However, despite being on MGM's radar, Krollywood has made the levels available again with some "Bond-related" tweaks. Comments to his original posts dating to about a day or two ago announced that all the levels are online for the PlayStation 4 and PC versions of Far Cry 5. Players looking for these stages on the PS4 should look for the creator name Perfect-Dark1982, while PC gamers should look for the stage name "Golden Cry" by creator Graslu00. It's uncertain if MGM will go after the remake a second time, but the "Bond-related" changes are directly related to the classic secret agent, presumably to remove Bond names or similar aspects. It is worth noting that none of the assets are from the N64, this wasn't an import of the old assets, but a full re-creation. We reached out to Krollywood and will update if we get a reply.

 
 

The remade stages for Far Cry 5 are currently available on PlayStation 4 and PC. Krollywood says that they have to wait for someone to port the PS4 version to the Xbox One.

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I am a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a major in writing and a minor in gaming. I have a passion for video games and writing. I also enjoy volunteering at my local SPCA by walking the dogs.

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