Update: Well, we've definitely got confirmation now! A Microsoft spokesperson revealed "no plans" to bring online multiplayer to GoldenEye 007 on Xbox Game Pass earlier today in a statement:
Original story: There's been some confusion today about whether GoldenEye 007's Xbox port will include online multiplayer or not, and unfortunately it looks like the answer is that it'll be restricted to four-player local multiplayer alone.
In an article on the official James Bond website, it's mentioned that online play will be "exclusive" to the Nintendo Switch version, appearing to confirm that Xbox won't benefit from any online features at all:
"Exclusive to the new Switch version of the 1997 title will be online play, allowing 007 fans across the world to take part in the popular four person multiplayer mode."
The article itself has been changed a few times today, so there's a chance it could be wrong, but Rare has been promoting the game on the Xbox website without saying anything about online multiplayer, so don't get your hopes up.
It's a bit of a disappointment, then, but maybe it could be patched in at a later date? Who knows...
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