GoldenEye: 007 Reloaded, PS3 vs. Xbox 360 – Sony’s graphical edge

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For those of you who never thought you would see GoldenEye: 007, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 in the same sentence, think again. Rumors have been racing out the blocks since the start of this month, and we now know that GoldenEye: 007 Reloaded is heading to PS3 and Xbox 360 with a brand new game engine. But not is all that it seems.

We first confirmed the existence of GoldenEye: 007 Reloaded in a previous article, where we informed you of the new game engine, new game modes, new weapons and new customization options, but one feature completely slipped through our vintage James Bond Periscope’s and bug detectors.

According to our spy’s over at VideoGamer, Activision has confirmed that GoldenEye: 007 Reloaded will run at 1080p, but only on the PS3 version. This means that the Xbox 360 version will only run at 720p, which could frustrate and anger a fair bunch of the gaming community. Especially the Xbox 360 Bond fans.

Activision also received less than positive praise for its decision to unleash GoldenEye: 007 on the Nintendo Wii before any other console, but James Steer, who also revealed that the PS3 would have a graphical edge compared to the Xbox 360, has defended this due to the “N64 heritage.” Steer also states that this was also down to the fact that they had to make sure they could develop the technology needed to deliver “60fps, 16 player multiplayer and photo-realistic environments”.

The engine has been steadily worked on throughout 2010 says Steer, and as it became apparent that the game was wanted on other consoles, they have focused on making sure GoldenEye: 007 Reloaded could be the best for the Wii, and even better on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

GoldenEye: 007 Reloaded is due for release sometime this autumn, and will feature a wealth of new features for this remake of a remake. In a preview, VideoGamer said that GoldenEye passed a resemblance to Call of Duty. It’s obviously a look and feel that they wanted to achieve for the Nintendo Wii version released last year, but due to technical limitations, this was not possible.

With GoldenEye: 007 Reloaded creeping up on us, you can almost sense that it will feel right at home on the PS3 and Xbox 360. The homes of modern day shooters should do a game justice that was never really given a chance on the Wii, and the use of analogue sticks is a welcome addition, especially to a game like GoldenEye: 007 Reloaded.

Are you looking forward to GoldenEye: 007 Reloaded for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360? What is your opinion on the omission of 1080p play on the Xbox 360?

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  • HARLAN P

    When it comes to a game that i played and loved on N64 i’m not worried about a difference in resolution.
    As long as they get that look and feel right i’ll be a happy gamer, however if they turn it into CoD: Golden Eye i’ll be extremely disappointed.