Comparison Shots Released for MGS V: Ground Zeroes

February 17, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment

If you’ve been waiting to see some comparison screenshots before deciding which console to buy Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for, you’re in luck—we’ve got some for you today.

Konami released shots from the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One versions of the game. There are two separate comparisons, one of a daytime mission and one of a nighttime mission.

In addition to providing the screenshots, Konami also announced that the game will run on the PS4 at 1080 p and 60fps, on the Xbox One at 720p and 60 fps, and on the PS3/Xbox 360 at 720p (scaling internally) and 30 fps. Hideo Kojima said the focus on resolution and frame rate “makes little sense” to him, but he released the information because it clearly mattered to many players.

Xbox One


Playstation 4


He mentioned that the increased frame rate on the PS4 and Xbox One makes it hard to return to the old generation consoles after seeing it, but that the FOX Engine was created to make open-world games run smoothly on older consoles.

You can check out the screenshots to see the comparisons for yourself. Dualshockers went a step further and combined the comparisons into animated GIFs, so you can see one switch to the other. Check them out and let us know what you think. Konami plans to release a video comparing the game across platforms, as well. We’ll keep you updated.

A limited edition Ground Zeroes PS4 console bundle was also announced, although currently it’s exclusive to Japan.

We aren’t surprised at all to see that this has caused even more controversy over the Xbox One’s difficulty with running games at 1080p and 60 fps. Some Reddit users have taken to joking that the 1080p vs. 720p issue is the real reason Microsoft didn’t name its new console the Xbox 720. Where do you fall on this issue? Will the resolution help determine which version you buy, or do you find the controversy as puzzling as Kojima does?

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Kojima and Game Informer Agree Ground Zeroes Looks Better on PS4

February 5, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment


Game Informer previewed the upcoming Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes for the March issue of their magazine, and they delivered a lot of praise to its graphics. The lighting effects were only one of the visual elements they considered to be impressive.

They also said it “looks slightly better on the PS4 compared to the Xbox One,” and according to them, Hideo Kojima himself said the same thing. They didn’t give any specifics on why the one looks better than the other, and since Konami has not given out any resolution or frame rate data, we don’t have any specific facts on the matter.

Still, this is starting to sound like a trend. We’ve already covered several stories about games performing and looking better on the PS4. So far, the differences have been minimal, but all the same, it looks like Microsoft is coming in second on multiplatform games.

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Just How Long is Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes?

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, the prequel/prologue to The Phantom Pain, is on its way out in March for both PS4 and Xbox One, and there seems to be a bit of confusion about just how long it is.

Game Informer previewed Ground Zeroes in the March edition of their magazine and said the main campaign can be completed in two hours. They did add that the side content and extra missions adds more value to the experience, but a two hour main campaign sounds a bit weak for a game priced at $40 for the Xbox One/PS4 physical versions. (The downloadable Xbox 360/PS3 version costs $20, and the downloadable Xbox One/PS4 version costs $30.)

However, Ayako, Hideo Kojima’s assistant, told OnlySP that the rumors of the game being only 2-5 hours long are not true.

Previously, Kojima had said Ground Zeroes contained multiple open-world environments. It has multiple missions, as well as collectibles to find. Today, Kojima also tweeted a picture of a member of the press finishing the main mission.

So how long is Ground Zeroes? With one source saying the main campaign is less than two hours long and another saying the report of 2-5 hours long is false, we can’t be sure yet. We’ll let you know if any more definite information comes to light.

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