Everyone loved Goldeneye for the Nintendo 64, so the idea of it coming to a current-gen console is very, very popular. Although Nintendo was in talks with Microsoft, and it almost seemed likely to happen, Sadly, it seems as if the deal has fallen through.
Recently, Rare, the creator of Goldeneye, addressed the issue in its newsletter. A reader asked about talks between Rare and Nintendo/Microsoft, and how close they all were to reaching an agreement to include the game on their systems. Below is the response:
"That was some time ago, my friend. Fate was against us that day. Destiny conspired to raise the hurdles even as we attempted to clear them, resulting in unpleasant groinal injury. I suspect we’re long past the stage where an agreement was on the cards, but you never know. Stranger things have happened… somewhere… probably.”
That is not encouraging at all... but maybe it's just as well. Goldeneye was fantastic for its time, but I have a feeling its multiplayer would seem very weak ported to the 360. That's the sad fate of innovative games: Often other games refine and improve their core mechanics and create something better, so younger generation can't even understand what the hype was about to begin with. But trust me: If you played Goldeneye the first time around, you know you love it.