Movies | August 7, 2022 6:56 pm

An Unofficial “The Spy Who Loved Me” Video Game Is In the Works

It's a mod for "Goldeneye 007"

"The Spy Who Loved Me"
Richard Kiel as Jaws and Roger Moore as James Bond in a scene from the film "The Spy Who Loved Me."
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The influence of the James Bond series can be seen in countless walks of life — from spy fiction to menswear to automotive design. There’s another area where the series has had an underrated influence as well — video games. Much has been written about the impact that the game Goldeneye 007 has had on games that followed; there’s even been a lengthy study looking at the game’s development and influence.

Now, that game may well lead to another Bond film being given the video game treatment — albeit in an unauthorized manner. Engadget reports that a mod for Goldeneye 007 is in development that translates the action of The Spy Who Loved Me into video game form.

Late last month, someone with the username Graslu00 uploaded a preview of the mod to YouTube, which features several sequences inspired by setpieces from the film. As Engadget’s article notes, the mod is still in progress.

Mods that effectively turn one video game into another are not hard to find. Several enterprising developers have created new editions of the post-apocayptic video game Fallout, such as one set in London. A few mods have even gone on to become games of their own, as was the case with 2021’s The Forgotten City, which began its existence as a mod of The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim.

And for those looking to hearken back to the heyday of both the N64 and the Roger Moore era of James Bond, this new mod may well be the gaming equivalent of a brilliant invention from Q’s lab.