GoldenEye, Assassin's Creed, Driver, Bloodstone URLs reg'd

Activision locks down Web addresses for two potential James Bond games; Ubisoft registers domains, which may hint at titles for spin-offs, sequels of stealth-action, driving franchises.

Game companies occasionally register domain names (see playstationarc.com) that don't end up being the final title of a product (see the PlayStation Move). However, oftentimes when a company locks down a URL, it points to the moniker of a new game or device.

It's unlikely that this GoldenEye will get a rework….

With that caveat in mind, it's unclear what to make of four nonfunctioning URLs dug up by Web-info-trawler Superannuation. The first two come from Activision, and both pertain to the James Bond license it acquired in 2006. The publisher has locked down the Web address bloodstonegame.com, apparently the title of a 007-branded driving game that popped up on British retailer HMV earlier this week.

The second, goldeneyegame.com, is likely to arouse much more interest amongst gamers. That's because it bears the name of Rare's N64 1997 game based on the 1995 film GoldenEye, Pierce Brosnan's first outing as the martini-swilling agent. Unfortunately, it's also the title of a lackluster 2004 game from former James Bond license-holder EA, in which players assumed the role of a James Bond villain named GoldenEye. What Activision has in store for these URLs is unclear, as Activision reps gave a polite "no comment" when asked about them.

Superannuation also noticed that Ubisoft locked down the (currently dead) URL assassinscreedbrotherhood.com on April 14, 2010. Though the publisher hadn't responded to requests for comment, the name evokes a group of assassins versus the solo hero of the first two games.

Though Ubisoft had not commented on the URL, the company did announce in January that it was readying an Assassin's Creed II "episode," which would add online multiplayer and new single-player content to the 8-million-unit game.

…and it's preferable this one doesn't.

Finally, Ubisoft has also registered the domain name driversanfranciscogame.com, which may--or may not--hint at a reboot of the driving series. The company picked up the venerable license from fellow French publisher Atari in 2006 and subsequently published the poorly reviewed Driver: Parallel Lines.

In 2008, evidence surfaced that the company was working on an all-new entry in the series for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. However a 2009 US Patent & Trademark Office filing indicated pointed toward the title "Driver: The Recruit." According to an Ubisoft financial report, the next Driver game is due out sometime before March 2011.

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Coolyfett
Coolyfett

The date on this article is weird.

aaronfhff123
aaronfhff123

Goldeneye beats any modern shooter...not goldeneye rogue agent. They need to make another Bond game like goldeneye...Goldeneye was the onlt bond game that had a LONG and addictive campaign with blood.

xScatmanJohnx
xScatmanJohnx

now seriously. i just found my old n64 with, guess what, goldeneye and iam still so f***ing impressed by this game! activision dont f**k this up!!!!!!! i just want a 1080p version of this on xbla/psn/wii and pc. the rest like the graphics dont have to get changed. just the resolution! also i cant wait for an all new driver. played every driver and i enjoyed them very much.

Batzy79
Batzy79

I dont care about updated graphics or anything. i just want to play Goldeneye on my 360. actually, i just want to play Goldeneye

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

Think a Goldeneye remake would be a popular move and am interested to see if the Bond "Driving Game" comes to anything :P

thorughfire
thorughfire

I would love to see a Goldeneye remake for the 360,Update graphics and all that jazz. I honestly thought Driver was sort of corny and didnt live up to its full potential, I always figured it to be more a Transporter type game instead of literally just driving.

RedSoxfan67
RedSoxfan67

I'm happy to see a new Driver game is coming out, and a new James Bond game would be nice. I enjoyed the Quantum of Solace game Treyarch developed. Yet if one of those James Bond games is a remake of Goldeneye, I hope it's good.

rello91
rello91

they should put n64 golden eye on psn- xbl or something

CFritzRun
CFritzRun

I really hope that they do make a good recreation of goldeneye but I have a feeling that nostalgia might weigh heavier than we think. One of the main reasons Goldeneye was so successful was the multiplayer aspect. Never before then has 4 player split screen been so fun on a console. Since we've all been pampered with online play I just hope that they can do something that will really spice up interest like they did with the first. I also hope that there's not a ton of amendments to the story, levels etc. I want a solid recreation with same levels and all, not a reimagining.

jwzy13
jwzy13

i love goldeneye

itameq
itameq

Redo Rogue Agent! It was fun if not a mite hard (i swear the enemies in that game had more accurate guns that you did, even tho u used the same guns :p) The game had some problems, but if it where remade right, that would be something to see! And change the story so you actually attack MI6 instead of dicking around with Dr. No and Goldfinger the entire time!

NOscope42
NOscope42

where is my golden eye download for my Wii? 360? PSN???????????

GTAKing11
GTAKing11

mmm id love a remake of the classic goldeneye.

eyebrowless
eyebrowless

looking forward to a next gen James Bond game. if done right that is. Bond has so many cool gadgets and potential for epic storylines that a truly GOOD bond game would be amazing. the kind of game that gives COD a run for its money

POGOLIUS69
POGOLIUS69

This is a little disappointing. Goldeneye... the first one, is one of the greatest games of all time. It was ahead of its time. And now Activision will most likely make it an annual release. Pumping out s&*# again and again... Rare should have keep it to themselves.

SouL-Tak3R
SouL-Tak3R

Hope it is actually a good James Bond game this time. Lookin forward to this new Driver also, the first 2 were good but 3 was a total letdown.

grasshopper6
grasshopper6

I got high hopes for the new Driver game, I hope they did a good job on it with looooooooong story line

freema
freema

@ jediknightoms lol lawyers, yeah. But did I forget to mention that Kotick's excrement would be highly acidic? And it would stay on players for the duration of the match, slowly eating away at their health. Yes, everything Bobby Kotick touches dies ... or gets turned into a soulless zombie in the least.

mindgamers
mindgamers

Driver:The Recruit... new driver new story, good to see that Ubisoft still develop it...

jediknightoms
jediknightoms

@ freema lol so awesome. To add to it they should make him have a special move where he calls in packs of lawyers to sue players.

iucidium
iucidium

And lo, activision dig up the next batch of fps crack the masses shall lap up. JUST DON'T BUY. Id rather buy an N64, bizarre. Will probably do driver 'infinity ward' will make goldeneye....looks like modern warefare is dead.....lol!!

Qiynah
Qiynah

Why is 'GoldenEye' central to the title of these games and not '007' or 'James Bond'? Sure, Activision can exploit its market and stretch the Call of Duty brand to include multiple developers' titles. Sure, Fallout or Baldur's Gate can simultaneously mean strategic CRPG or console Action RPG. But can Activision seriously rely on gamers to buy their game based on its ownership of the title of a completely unrelated game? I would expect that this game will not at all relate to the GoldenEye film specifically. It will not build directly on gameplay fundamentals from the N64 legend GoldenEye 007. In Activision's hands, this brand has no relation to its roots -- it's a cheap marketing scheme to grasp your attention with another lackluster shooter. Do not buy this game based on your affection for another franchise by another developer in another decade.

Jace88
Jace88

There is already a source engine remake of N64 GoldenEye. It's good and, best of all, it's free! Check it out: www.goldeneyesource.net

TarkatanWarrior
TarkatanWarrior

Remaking Goldeneye won't work out. The only reason the remake of Perfect Dark went so well is because it was a perfect game to begin with. PD >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Goldeneye.

wyan_
wyan_

@otanikun Yes, Goldeneye is far more deserving than PD. For one thing, Goldeneye had smoother aiming. I do like PD, but the controls are a lot sloppier than its predecessor. I'd love to get my hands on an HD Goldeneye remake though.

krookd
krookd

Driver was sweet...

The_AI
The_AI

Give Goldeneye to Valve. Just do it.

AddyPew
AddyPew

Yeah. Everything Activision touches dies. Guitar Hero, Call of Duty, World of Warcraft.....such failures....?

bodamer
bodamer

Don't you dare touch GoldenEye, Activision.... Don't you dare...

ISuperGamerI
ISuperGamerI

If Ubisoft makes the games, they will be great. :)

Phased_Endo
Phased_Endo

if done right... a remake of GoldenEye would be so sick

GBPackersrule
GBPackersrule

Everything Activision touches dies. I really hope they back off of a new Goldeneye. If they make it, won't be long before they are churning out Bond games every year. With Activision, it is quantity not quality.

charrr1234
charrr1234

@otanikun License issues prevented it earlier. Maybe they got settled now?

otanikun
otanikun

Honestly I think it's terrible that they considered Perfect Dark for a remake or a reworking of graphics first before considering GoldenEye, it should have been done years ago. Oh and I'm still waiting for a remake/sequel to Jet Force Gemini kthnx. inb4haters because of the Perfect Dark comment: It was a good game don't get me wrong, but I think GoldenEye was more deserving.

kel634
kel634

All publishers work 100% for money? THAT sucks...

MasteroChieftan
MasteroChieftan

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shaktiIIIgta
shaktiIIIgta

i miss rareware and atari ... now games are done so bad....

kardon16
kardon16

i enjoyed goldeneye rougue agent. i know its not a AAA game but i had a great time with it.

lil_luz_10
lil_luz_10

oh the memories of the N64 and Golden Eye

pogswarts
pogswarts

If Treyarch is developing Golden Eye it should be called "Golden Eye: Modern Warfare 2". :(

Dice42
Dice42

James Bond Bloodstone: Its sad enough that MGM is quitting out on The Bond movies for a while but now a James Bond driving game. Oh god. It'll score score less then a 6/10. James Bond Goldeneye: That should be epic. If they do it right. Assassins Creed Brotherhood: Its definiteIy not gonna be finishing the series, but i guess in some ways it might be... AC 3 BROTHERHOOD. Kinda catchy for a final in the series. It could be another full feature episode to either Altiar or Ezio to give you a deeper understanding of the story; it could be just another PSP exclusive; or it could be with subject 16. I hope its AC 3 the final game in the series!!!!

cowmaster2k3
cowmaster2k3

all i want anyone to do with goldeneye 64 is give it a perfect dark hd makeover... heres hoping...

aGiantSquirrel
aGiantSquirrel

just leave goldeneye 64 alone. If you want to do something with it, do what they did to perfect dark on live, that would be perfect!

Cowboy-Bebop
Cowboy-Bebop

@INewIRave, Absolutely perfect. Couldn't have said it better myself.

mr3bdulla
mr3bdulla

nooooooooooooooooooo activision will ruin golden eye too :(

okassar
okassar

Goldeneye multiplayer on N64 was epic, especially rocket matches :)