GoldenEye 007 is without a doubt one of the most influential video games of all time. While it certainly wasn't the first FPS title to find mainstream success – we'd already seen DOOM by the time it arrived – it popularised the genre on consoles and added layers of depth, such as unique mission objectives and amazing local multiplayer options. It sold by the bucketload and is widely considered to be one of the best N64 games ever made.
The development of the game has been charted for a new documentary, which speaks to the team at Rare who created it as well as many other industry experts. Golden Era tells the story of "how such a groundbreaking title was made by a tiny, untested team, and unleashed on an unsuspecting public," thanks to numerous interviews with the likes of David Doak, Karl Hilton, Steve Ellis and Grant Kirkhope – all of who worked on the game – as well as journalists such as Simon Parkin, Stuart Ashen, Dan Ryckert, Peer Schneider and erstwhile Nintendo Life contributor Martin Watts.
Directed by Drew Roller – who shares the writing credits with Brok Power – Golden Era is expected to launch later this year. Will it be as funny as Going for GoldenEye? Unlikely, but it's probably going to be much more informative.