Independent media studio Altitude will launch a documentary titled “Golden Era‘, noting the development and subsequent influence of the GoldenEye 007 on the N64. The film is already available for pre-order, the film will be streamed on Height.film and other platforms starting June 27th. The documentary’s launch coincides with the 25th anniversary of the game itself, along with ongoing rumors of a re-release on modern platforms.
Directed by Drew Roller, GoldenEra will explore the impact GoldenEye 007 has had on the development team, fans and critics alike. It will also look at the long-term impact of the game, showcasing games that would not have been made without the decisive influence of GoldenEye, such as Medal of Honor as well as Battleground.
Here are a few words of Roller himself about the game:
“goldeneye 007 was not just an obsession for me in the late 1990s; it inspired my career and continues to influence me to this day. And it hasn’t just affected who I am, it’s been clear from talking to a lot of game industry experts that it’s influenced a lot of other careers as well. And perhaps more than that, the game has shaped titles that have become popular culture phenomena, such as Call of Duty as well as Halo. Equally, goldeneye 007 introduced the design conventions that are now the standard for countless successful games. When you play the game today, almost certainly goldeneye 007 DNA is there. That’s why this story is so important to the story.”
Will you be checking out GoldenEra when it releases on June 27th? Are you still hoping for a re-release of the original game? Share your thoughts in the comments below.