though the Big N allows dual releases of the game and other Rare titles
on Wii's Virtual Console and Xbox Live Arcade, Microsoft says Nintendo
won't allow the port of GoldenEye on a competitor's system.
to Kotaku, Microsoft officials allege that Nintendo president Satoru
Iwata blocked the release of a GoldenEye port on Xbox Live Arcade
because the game originated on Nintendo hardware. Take that big guy!!
saysNintendo was unwilling to reach an agreement, this despite quite a
favorable compromise for both companies that included a profit sharing
deal. Nintendo owned a minority stake in Rare before Microsoft
purchased the developer in 2002.
rumors of a GoldenEye XBLA port surfaced last week, in which multiple
sources reported that the game had already been in development and less
than two months from release before the Big N purportedly canned the
deal. Bad news for XBLA user, good news for VC users.
Nintendo was not immediately available for comment.
leaning towards Nintendo's view, I mean they had it first. They should
be able to have it exclusively on their VC!. I know you XBLA fans will
be disappointed but you can always go sob to the Master Chief :)