Rare's GoldenEye 007 is often regarded as one of the finest video games of all time, so when EA attempted to cash-in on the name with the lackluster GoldenEye: Rogue Agent a few years back, it hardly came as a massive shock.
Now, it would seem that new Bond license-holder Activision is trying the same trick. A former Eurocom staff member has unwittingly exposed the development of a new Wii title codenamed "GoldenEye 2010".
Craig Peck has recently parted company with Eurocom for Team Bondi, the studio behind the promising LA Noire. Peck's CV, which has been leaked onto the net, states that he was involved with "key frame animation, the preparation and clean-up of motion capture data, prop animation, in-game cut-scene animation, scene layout, and camera animation" on the new title.
Activision have yet to comment on the situation, but what we do know is that the next Bond game is being handled by Bizarre Creations. However, Eurocom's name could still be involved, as the firm ported Treyarch's Quantum of Solace to Wii in 2008.