So Goldeneye 007 was rumoured to be on the XBOX Live Arcade but later denied due to Microsoft and Nintendo not agreeing terms despite the game being a mere two months from completion. Obviously you may have been disappointed but it seems some avid gamers are that desperate to see the Nintendo 64 classic released on the Arcade, that they’ve made a petition.
The petition is addressed to “Microsoft, Rare and maybe… EA” and contains the following plea:
“Even now, Rare’s N64 classic Goldeneye 007 is considered one of the greatest FPS’s on any console, mainly because of the multi player. Most XBL Arcade games are small classics, like Street Fighter and Doom. However, I’m sure a decent port of Goldeneye 007 would not take much time to pull together, and would surly quickly become XBLA’s biggest hit. I’m sure most people would also be willing to pay more than the usual 800 points for a Goldeneye 007 download.
…Think of the money.”
Whether Microsoft would be persuaded by the prospect of more money is a mystery in itself but it seems that the creator of the petition (who didn’t sign their name) went a step further and asked petitioners to say how much they would pay for the game, if the game was going to be released. Signature 992 on the petition, Ged McLean said he would pay £100,000,000,000 which is an incredible 100 billion GBP. Now that’s desperate.