Independent media studio Altitude will launch a documentary called 'GoldenEra' celebrating the development and subsequent impact of GoldenEye 007 on the N64. Available for pre-order now, the film will stream on Altitude.film and other platforms starting from June 27th. The launch of the documentary coincides with the 25th Anniversary of the game itself, along with ongoing rumours of a re-release on modern platforms.
Created by filmmaker Drew Roller, GoldenEra will look at GoldenEye 007's influence on the dev team itself, the fans, and the critics. It will also examine the long-term impact of the game, showcasing titles that wouldn't have been made without GoldenEye's crucial influence, like Medal of Honor and Battlefield.
Here's a few words from Roller himself on the game:
“GoldenEye 007 wasn’t just an obsession for me in the late 1990s; it inspired my career, and continues to influence me to this day. And it didn’t just influence who I am - through speaking to so many game industry experts, it’s clear it informed a lot of other careers. And perhaps moreso, the game went on to shape titles that have become phenomena of popular culture, such as Call of Duty and Halo. Equally, GoldenEye 007 introduced design conventions now standard in countless successful titles. When you play a game today, there’s almost certainly some GoldenEye 007 DNA in there. That’s what makes this story so important to tell.”
Will you be checking out GoldenEra when it launches on June 27th? Are you still hopeful for a re-release of the original game? Share your thoughts in the comments below.