Earlier this month, modder Krollywood remade and released all the maps from GoldenEye 64 in Far Cry 5 Arcade. Krollywood only used assets from Far Cry 5 in order to remake these maps so, theoretically, he did not violate any rules for modding Far Cry 5. However, Ubisoft and MGM have decided to take down these maps.
Ubisoft and MGM did not clarify the reasons why these maps were taken down. If I’d have to guess, I’d say that MGM tries to protect its James Bond IP as there is currently a new James Bond game under development.
Now while you can’t play it, there is at least a video montage on YouTube you can watch. As you can see, these maps were fully playable and are almost identical to the original ones. The maps also came with proper gameplay and combat mechanics, and had enemies to fight.
It’s a real shame that these maps are no longer available. So yeah, best of luck to all other Goldeneye 64 fan projects that are currently in development!
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved – and still does – the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the “The Evolution of PC graphics cards.”