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MS flattered by GoldenEye rumours

But nothing to announce as yet.

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Microsoft has declined to comment on rumours of GoldenEye for Xbox Live Arcade - but said it's flattered by how much the Internet's been fwapping over the idea.

As reported by 1UP, a story in this month's EGM magazine claims Rare had been developing an XBLA port of the classic N64 shooter "for several months". It featured the same graphics, maps and weapons as the N64 classic, plus an online multiplayer mode.

Apparently the game was canned just two months from completion after Microsoft and Nintendo failed to agree on whether ongoing royalties or a one-off fee should be paid for the rights to the game.

"We don't comment on rumours and speculation," a Microsoft spokesperson shockingly declared this morning.

"While the games community's response to this rumour is extremely flattering, we don't have anything to announce at this time."

That's not an outright no, is it? Or a yes of any kind, but still - here's hoping...

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