Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes getting trailer that highlights Xbox One/PS4 differences

Kojima Productions preparing a trailer that compares the resolution and frame rate differences between all versions of the game.

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes developer Kojima Productions is currently preparing a trailer that will compare resolution and frame rate between the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 versions of the game.

Series creator Hideo Kojima announced the news on Twitter, saying a trailer is better than simply releasing comparison images because those images would need to be compressed.

When the trailer is released, it'll be difficult to determine the exact difference in frame rate because the video is going to be streamed, Kojima cautioned fans. Thus, he said it "may be better" to download the trailer to get a better understanding of the differences between platforms.

Kojima made waves earlier this week when he reportedly said that the PlayStation 4 version of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes looks "slightly better" than the Xbox One version.

Konami has yet to confirm if there is a resolution or frame rate difference between the Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game, so you might have to wait until the game is released to know which version is visually superior.

Kojima agreed with this. "You can tell clearly when you play it," he said.

If Ground Zeroes does in fact run in a higher resolution and frame rate on PS4 compared to Xbox One, it won't be the first multiplatform game to do so. Responding to the 1080p/60fps debate recently, Microsoft said, "these little things get way overblown." Meanwhile, Sony UK boss Fergal Gara told GameSpot this week that better performance on PS4 over Xbox One is because Sony's console is "performing and packing the punch that developers want."

It's not only Ground Zeroes' visual performance that's been drawing headlines of late. Kojima and his team have also been faced with controversy surrounding the game's reportedly short length.

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wee_mac2014
wee_mac2014

this article writer is a joke.I still remember when he said call of duty was the most original game ever made

tightwad34
tightwad34

It won't be a true Kojima trailer if it doesn't mislead or even patronize us somehow, jk(kind of).

gam3r80
gam3r80

no 1080p trailer for xbone I guess? lol

Marky360
Marky360

This video seems like it'll be nothing but flame bait. Personally I don't wanna read the comment section of this vid especially the Youtube one cause I just no it will be bad.

sakaixx
sakaixx

wow kojima must be pretty hurt to say that, well his creation is being forced to go multi platform by konami.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

I like how the ps fanboys act like ms fanboys earlier lol
Nearly all multi games performed better on X360 for several years.
1st-If that were an indicator for a better console,why did you all PS3 fans didnt switched a X360?
2nd-Why did you stick with the PS3 which costed more and had less/inferior games for a very long time?

doggiezilla
doggiezilla

503 Service Unavailable, what's going on?

justerthought
justerthought

Comparison videos have reached the limit of their effectiveness with next gen, because the PS4 has an image quality much higher than compressed internet video can show. PS4 footage is reduced in quality down to sub PS3 level, making PS4 and XB1 look identical, and causing people to claim the jump is not that great from PS3. That is a problem for Sony, because they cannot show people what they are missing by using internet media. Those that don't know web videos are highly compressed, think that what they are viewing is the quality of PS4 visuals. But it's like looking through a window smeared with grease. When you buy a PS4 and connect it to your HD TV via HDMI, it's like opening the window and viewing the real world in all it's clarity.

I first noticed this when viewing Assassin's Creed 4 gameplay footage on Youtube in 1080p prior to release. To be honest, it looked crap. Not much better than PS3 with horrible weird blurred patches. Thankfully I just took a chance and bought the game because the real image quality is just sublimely detailed running smooth as silk with all the complex eye candy turned on. A similar thing is happening with people watching 1080p Youtube footage of The Last Of Us on PS3 and claiming it looks nothing special. You have to see it running native on PS3 to see the awesome graphics quality. Same with GTAV on PS3.

I will watch this video with great interest when it arrives, but I am conscious of the fact that it won't be showing the full PS4 quality.

hadlee73
hadlee73

Could be interesting to see. Youtube videos never really show the real difference between versions of games.

bu3aDeL_Maz
bu3aDeL_Maz

I remember a time when gameplay determined whether the game was good or not, and the word "graphics" was known to devs only...

Godly_Kongming
Godly_Kongming

Its amazing how the Xbone fanboys say Hideo Kojima has gone too far in saying this lol.  He is so bad for TELLING THE TRUTH??  Get over yourselves fanboys.  Xbone has its merits, like dead rising and......well titanfall.  Maybe one day a third cool game will come out while PS already has a HUGE line of developers in the pocket....cough naughty dog....cough

Stevo_the_gamer
Stevo_the_gamer moderator moderator

I don't think I've ever seen a developer do something similar or exactly like this. Typically you see developers aim to highlight no differences because they do not want to ostracize any of their bases. Just bizarre.

VakarianGirl
VakarianGirl

Why the hell would a dev do this??  Surely they want to be saying, rather, that it is awesome on all platforms?  Weird.....

neowarrior121
neowarrior121

so this is the fifth game thats better on ps4 then xbone? come on no matter how you slice it, if all the games have a better quality over the other console it only ensure its more worth buying

foxrock66
foxrock66

Oh Kojima you wonderful wonderful troll. You are an inspiration

MateykoSlam
MateykoSlam

i'd say ps4 1080p 60fps xbox one 720p 30 fps

masfima1
masfima1

Nice way to deflect the fact their selling a demo for damn near full price.

AM-Gamer
AM-Gamer

@sladakrobot Because the PS3 made up for it with exclusives that looked superior then anything on the XBox360.  Although the 360 had mostly superior multipalts the general consensus was that the PS3 was more powerful just far harder to program for.  That was proven time and time again with the Uncharted Series, GOW and TLOU.  In the case of the PS4 vs Xbox one the X1 has no advantages.  Its multipaltas look worse , its exclusives will look worse and from what most developers say devloping on both systerms is easy.  The PS4 is simply more powerful which was not the case with the Xbox360 and the PS3.

sakaixx
sakaixx

@sladakrobot  

cause exclusive/jrpg/wide variety of games

and as a plus I hate fps.

lastly sentimental value from PS1/PS2 era.

justerthought
justerthought

@bu3aDeL_Maz

We are not discussing whether the game is good or not. That comes later when you play it. We are discussing which is the best way to play it in order to have the best experience. Smug remarks like that are ignorant and miss the point. Great gameplay is enhanced even further with awesome graphics. Crap gameplay will always be crap no matter how good the graphics. I want great gameplay with great graphics. What do you want, great gameplay with average graphics. You're remark seems to echo the MS propaganda about the games being more important than powerful hardware spec. Why choose, have both. Buy a PS4.

dominoodle
dominoodle

@bu3aDeL_Maz  Gameplay still determines whether a game is good or not. It's just that most devs nowadays have a pretty basic grasp of how to make a decent game and so they have to try to sell their games with graphics. 


This is basically how Crytek operates. They create these really demanding and advanced games on a technical level but the actual gameplay is nothing particularly special.


In the end a great looking game with mediocre gamplay is still a mediocre game.


There are still plenty of games that have very basic graphics and are super fun to play. Just look at Nidhogg or Hotline Miami.

jessiebristol
jessiebristol

@Godly_Kongming  I would say Remedy has an outstanding track record and Quantum Break is one of my most anticipated games this year.

justerthought
justerthought

@Godly_Kongming

XB1 fanboys don't want to know the truth. The truth hurts. They prefer to bury their head in the sand hoping for some magic sauce and console themselves with MS propaganda about games being the most important thing. Yes gameplay is king but the way it's delivered is important too. Great gameplay enhanced with great graphics will always be a better experience than great gameplay with average graphics. Those on PS4 know it's possible to have both at the same time.

justerthought
justerthought

@Stevo_the_gamer

I've haven't heard a dev make such a comment to be honest. All dev comments are money motivated in order to drive sales, so I can only assume the game looks crap on XB1. They may have deduced that they are not going to get many sales from the lame XB1 port and don't want PS4 players to put off buying it based on looking at the XB1 version. It's basically damage limitation using differentiation to advertise its strengths, so they can capitalise on the larger PS4 user base.

We already know Kojima is very sensitive to how the games visuals are perceived by his audience, when he claimed to be depressed how good GTAV's open world looked. He would want to gather praise by highlighting the best version so that the sub par version did not drag it down.

I wonder how MS fits into this because they won't be very happy. The dev may have contacted MS and told them the planned announcement was for financial reasons and then asked if MS wanted to pay some financial compensation in order to keep it quite with a strict NDA. MS may have said no otherwise all devs will be doing the same.

Other devs may start to do the same in future as they hit problems with the XB1 when trying achieve port parity. I keep repeating this, but PS4 and XB1 are too far apart for port parity.

Vylsith
Vylsith

@foxrock66 The real difference here is that Sony doesn't buy their trolls.  Take Respawn and the ridiculously, hilariously stupid comment that the PS4 isn't powerful enough to handle Titanfall.  I'm sure Microsoft had nothing to do with that obviously paid for statement. 

zachoon
zachoon

Check out the game informer video on their hands on time with the game.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@sakaixx "cause exclusive/jrpg/wide variety of games"
They werent there in the first 2 years(almost).

justerthought
justerthought

@dominoodle @bu3aDeL_Maz

Yes there is a lot of crap game out there, but that's a really pessimistic view. You can have both if you look for it. Great gameplay enhanced with awesome graphics. Buy yourself a PS3 and play Uncharted 3 coop arena. The game has flawless impressive graphics and the gameplay has a huge fun factor that will keep you playing for 3 hours every night.

Vylsith
Vylsith

@diggyphelps @VakarianGirl Well, Kojima isn't overly fond of Microsoft, and he's said as much before.  That being said, good for a developer that will actually be honest.  The PS4 is a more powerful console.  Considerably more powerful.  There's no reason to lie to the consumers.  We either already know better, or we will soon.  Besides, the way the PS4 is currently performing it's pretty obvious that it'll be the console to own this generation.  Microsoft will have to ease up on their ridiculous policies regarding first on XBox or lose a WHOLE LOT of business.

Marky360
Marky360

sladakrobot

I don't know I got my PS3 in 2008 and it had some pretty great games by then thats 2yrs after release. But to be fair I've had my 360 since 2006 so yea I like both.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@sakaixx I have the PS1 and the PS2 mostly coz of the tons of JRPG's.
I was looking forward back then for the PS3 as i thought how great those games could be on better hardware.Unfortunatelly games like Lunar,Suikoden,Grandia and Dragon Quest never came to the PS3.
FF and few Atelier games is too little.Yes,Persona is an exception.

sakaixx
sakaixx

@sladakrobot @sakaixx


yep, but that's where sentimental value comes in. I bought the 60gb ver cause it had backward compatibility plus in 2007 and 2008 persona 3/fes/4 and the undisputed goty of 2008 metal gear solid 4 and LBP came out. anyone owned ps3 with backwards comp. it is actually was a good year :D




+PERSONA 5 out next year on american soil you better buy that ps3 if you haven't !

dominoodle
dominoodle

@poopoohed @dominoodle  Huh? When did i say anything about Xboxes? I actually own a PS4. And a PS3. And a PC. Hell, i even own a Wii U. No Xboxes though.

justerthought
justerthought

@mos2000 @Vylsith @diggyphelps @VakarianGirl

Yes he did say slightly, but we all know that the word's scale is subjective to personal opinion. You do not need to be a fanboy to compare the specs and work out that the PS4 is vastly more powerful, and that the way it is set up allows the power to easily go directly to the games this time around. So I think Kojima is being diplomatic in his choice of words. Let's face it, he's already breaking bad news so he does not want to make matters worse and totally alienate the XB1 user base.

He wants PS4 owners to know their version has not been gimped to match XB1 and that they should not be discouraged from buying it on PS4 based on how it looks on XB1. He also does not want to say the XB1 version is crap, so don't buy it. He's treading a very thin line here.

poopoohed
poopoohed

@mos2000

Kojima was talking about the game when he said "slightly" and Vylsith was talking about the Playstation in general when he said "considerably more powerful" lol... nice try. And how long are the xbots going to use the "too early to tell" excuse? Lmao this is the 3rd multiplat release to come out better on the PS I think that says something lol.

mos2000
mos2000

@Vylsith @diggyphelps@VakarianGirlYou say "Considerably" Kojima himself says "slightly"... come on with the fanboy hyperbole.


For Christ sakes, these are f----n consoles people.  Have you all really been duped into believing there is GRAND power in these things, or a considerable difference between the two?!?


It boils down to who will have the most wanted exclusives and access to everything gaming.  Too early to tell folks.  These little stunts to display slight visual differences will not be the difference maker.