Resolutiongate strikes again? Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes said to look better on PS4

Latest issue of Game Informer and Hideo Kojima himself reported to prefer PlayStation 4 version of MGSV.

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will look "slightly" better on the PlayStation 4, according to the March issue of Game Informer magazine and series creator Hideo Kojima.

The latest issue of the US gaming magazine (via VideoGamer) praises Ground Zeroes' visuals in a hands-on preview, specifically mentioning the physics and lighting of the new Fox Engine, but the article also points out that both the author and Kojima himself think the PlayStation 4 version of the game looks "slightly better" overall.

The article also points out that players can complete Ground Zeroes, a prequel for The Phantom Pain, in about two hours.

Konami is yet to confirm whether there is a resolution or frame rate difference between the Xbox One and PlayStation versions of the next Metal Gear Solid chapter, so fans might have to wait until copies are out in the wild to find out what exactly makes the PS4 version visually preferable.

The info has the potential to be another blow for Microsoft's latest console, which has repeatedly observed multiple third-party titles--such as Call of Duty: Ghosts, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, and Battlefield 4--perform worse on its new machine.

Earlier this week, PlayStation UK MD Fergal Gara told GameSpot that the PlayStation 4 can boast better performance right now because Sony has made the machine that developers want.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes launches on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on March 18.

Discussion

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Mommas_b_o_y
Mommas_b_o_y

another game looks better on the ps4? I'm shocked! Who could have seen this coming?

ZeroFallout1
ZeroFallout1

Was it worth it MS to skimp on the gpu so you could shoehorn in the kinect? They went all in with the Kinect and now it's biting them in the arse. They have the money, they should just start new studios and create awesome new IPs. They should expand more than the DudeBro shooters.

B-boy
B-boy

the ps4 iit be 1080p @ 60 xbox one 720p @ 30

blackace
blackace

I don't even know if I want to pay $40 for this when the game is only 2hrs long. There's no preorder bonus for this game, so I might just wait and get it on EBay in about 2-3 months for like $25 or less. No matter how great the quality is for the game, it's not worth $40 if it's only 2hrs long. This game should be no more then $25-$30 retail. Kojima can suck it.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

"fans might have to wait until copies are out in the wild to find out what exactly makes the PS4 version visually preferable."

That is the worst of all. They should let people know beforehand, specially for those of us that got both consoles. Those with only one will buy that version anyway, so why not just go and say it?

NTM23
NTM23

Ugh, this sucks. My brother wants to record stuff, so now I have to set up the Kinect, which I never planned on doing. Oh well.

NTM23
NTM23

Jesus, this really sucks for Xbox One. I love playing the One, am playing Dead Rising 3 and it's a lot of fun, but man, not really any multiplatforms games to get on the One since it seems they're all better on PS4, which is what I'll be getting MGS5 on.

hystavito
hystavito

This is going to happen over and over, it's not going to go away.  With both consoles having pretty much the same architecture the PS4 will probably always win, unless some very strange scenario comes into play, like a developer maybe making them equal on purpose :).

sepir
sepir

Why does anything with even a remote bit of controversy have to have the word "gate" tacked on the end? Watergate was in the 70's, get over it and just call things what they are.

g0ldenpr0pet
g0ldenpr0pet

Well, this sums up this generation of gaming....


PC > PS4 > XBox One

Pupchu
Pupchu

the watermelon looks better on PS4

allever
allever

Though the CPUs on both PS4 and Xbox One are almost identical, the Graphic card on the PS4 is more powerful than the Xbox One.

So, this is not really a big surprise.  The PS4 will always be a leap ahead than the Xbox One.

Of course, the success of a console is mostly determined in the games.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

XBox's reign as the console for third-party seems to be at an end.

KeenoControl
KeenoControl

This is one of the most biased articles i've read on Gamespot,the language is extremely biased. "Performing worse"? It's resolution and framerate Martin. I'm not being a fanboy, I'm simply saying journalism shouldn't be this biased.

daviz88
daviz88

2hrs? is this a joke

FOX ENGINE TECH DEMO

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Maybe the difference is very slight but you have to be patient and count the pixels just to be sure. 

Redsyrup
Redsyrup

If David Hayter is missing this mission then so am I.

lostn
lostn

I don't get it.. both machines have almost identical hardware. How does one run at 30 fps and the other at 60 fps? That's twice the performance.

stealthyninja81
stealthyninja81

@blackace yeah I have absolutely no reason to get this. 2 hours for $30 is very steep, plus I feel like getting a limited version of the game several months before release will dampen my enjoyment of the full product. I stay away from betas for that reason, its tempting but I feel like I'm "wasting" the new game excitement on a unfinished product and so the full thing doesn't have the same impact.

blackace
blackace

@NTM23 Mine is preordered on PS4 as well, but I may just wait at this point.

NTM23
NTM23

@hystavito  Isn't your point somewhat contradictory? It just seems like you should elaborate, but whatever.

sepir
sepir

I blame Australian media for the hate. Ute-gate, Pie-gate, Iguana-gate, Poo-gate, Lindsey-gate, Climate-gate, hell there was even Nipple-gate from the 2004 super bowl.


No problem with gates, just the suffix 'gate'.

RicanV
RicanV moderator moderator

@sepir  The real question, why do you hate gates ?

shinjuki
shinjuki

@g0ldenpr0pet


Is the gaming industry really so shallow that we've decided that the only thing that's important is how good the games look? Is that just gamespot? Or is that just you? Either way it's sad.


Grats on your, I'm sure, better graphics, though.

hadlee73
hadlee73

@g0ldenpr0pet The fact that you left out the Wii U from your formula really does sum up this gen so far for Nintendo. :P

g0ldenpr0pet
g0ldenpr0pet

@The-Neon-Seal  MSFT really screwed up this round....I have a feeling the XBox Two will be better than the PS5. That's if they learned from their mistakes...

ketsuhige
ketsuhige

@KeenoControl  the fact that you're calling it "the most biased article" you've ever read on GS makes you sound extremely biased yourself. There have been countless other articles that sounded far more biased than this one. The fact that you're singling out this one tells me you're a fanboy, no offence. 

mapulaproasta
mapulaproasta

@Redsyrup  You don't play as Solid Snake ...  it makes sense to have another voice actor then David Hayter, for Big Boss.

horizonwriter
horizonwriter

@lostn  They have similar architecture, not hardware. Also, their individual OS's and functionality have different resource requirements. XB1 was built with a strong emphasis on the whole multi-media entertainment experience as well as gaming, whereas the PS4 is laser focused on gaming with everything else being secondary. The PS4 is the more gamer-oriented of the two, but I think that the XB1 will have the stronger influence on future living room entertainment tech and the integration of multiple devices into one.

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

Ram and gpu. Overall the most important factors for resolution and fps in games.

streamline
streamline

Where did you get the 30/60 fps numbers? I didn't click on the links to this article,but it doesn't say it here.

To answer your question, one of the big differences is the RAM.

stoveoven
stoveoven

@NTM23 @hystavito  The reason the ps3 started in a worse place then 360 but was able to catch up to it was because of the confusing architecture of it that developers had to figure out.  Since both ps4 and One have easy to develop for pc architectures, they will continue to compare the way the do now.

mjb11111
mjb11111

@NTM23 @hystavito  How is it contradictory?  He said they have the same architecture not specs.  Anyway, it makes sense to me.

shinjuki
shinjuki

@hadlee73 @g0ldenpr0pet


Not like their Wii U has out sold the Xbox One and PS4 to this point. (It has and that's without spending millions upon millions on advertising too. So.. a lot more profit.)

Darth_Kane
Darth_Kane

@mapulaproasta David Hayer voiced Big Boss in MGS3, Portable Ops and Peace Walker which takes place immediately before Ground Zeroes

Sozialminister
Sozialminister

@mapulaproasta  

In Snake Eater you also played Big Boss and still David Hayter was his voice actor. So dont give such a lame excuse.

lostn
lostn

@horizonwriter @lostnFrom what I heard it was similar, in that something like 3.5GB of RAM on PS4 is reserved for the OS.

hadlee73
hadlee73

@shinjuki @hadlee73 @g0ldenpr0pet  Most of the Wii U's sales were actually registered before the next gen consoles came out and were sold at a much slower rate than what is happening with X1 and PS4. If I was to approach a Nintendo accountant and say "Well done, you've outsold the next-gen consoles!" they'd probably laugh at me. And then they'd call security :P

shinjuki
shinjuki

@NTM23 @shinjuki


That doesn't really change the fact that it's sold more does it? Doesn't really have any bearing on where things go from here either, however much Nintendo haters or "analysis" would like to think they know it does.