Metal Gear Solid 5 originally had an '80s filter

Hideo Kojima says he was inspired by Ron Howard's racing movie Rush, but the effect became "too heavy" so it was removed.

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Metal Gear Solid V originally featured an '80s filter screen effect, series creator Hideo Kojima revealed on Twitter last night. He said he was inspired by Ron Howard's new film Rush, which was set in the 1970s and included a texture and tone representative of that decade.

For Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which is set in 1984, Kojima said developers studied '80s images and even developed an "'80s filter." However, this screen effect--often used in films to help viewers contextualize what they are seeing--was "too heavy" and it slowed down the performance of the game.

"So we had to take it out," Kojima said.

Metal Gear Solid V will launch across two installments: the Ground Zeroes prologue and then the full game The Phantom Pain. Ground Zeroes arrives next month for consoles, while The Phantom Pain might not be out until the end of 2015.

Ground Zeroes is drumming up a fair bit of controversy involving its purportedly short clear time and its visual performance being better on PlayStation 4 compared to Xbox One. The game launches on March 18 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4.

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Sl4cka

Movie "300" has filters. The worst bluray quality picture I have ever seen in any movie. Either make the filters optional or don't implement them at all. That goes for both movies and games.

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Archangel2222

Glad they removed that filter. Seriously what a bad idea that wouldve been. Its like the NBA 2k10 games which had the 60s, 70s and 80s classic matches with the relevent filters. They were ugly and once I beat them I never used them again. Stick to regular normal hi def please, this wouldve killed mgs5. i didnt buy a next gen tv and console to watch and play a game like im in the 80s

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MJ-X

The system couldnt handle it?


Release it on PC i assure you, you wont have any problems.

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NTM23

<< LINK REMOVED >> I'm pretty sure if he did that, most would have to start upgrading again.

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MJ-X

@NTM23 @MJ-X

Why is that? the only reason to upgrade is if u have a 5-7 year old system, less than that if u didnt future proof your system for the years to come when u didn't collected the right parts.

My 4 year old system can run Assassin's Creed IV, Metal Gear Rising, Far Cry 3, Bioshock infinite and many more at max settings 60fps 1080p thus rendering your point moot as well as this new gen consoles components are comparable to 1 year old pc parts from the moment of their release.

I don't own but i did try out CoD Ghosts and BF4 just to see if my system can handle them and it went through with flying colors same as above.

Not meaning to brag but just stating the fact that if u build the right system u wont need to upgrade for a while, only people that keep complaining about constant upgrades are the ones that got screwed down the line because they messed up building or picking the parts to begin with, future proofing a few years is always advisable without going overboard.

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hadlee73

Its interesting to read about ideas that didn't pan out with game developers. The game looks pretty stunning on it with no filter.

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lostn

I've played and loved every MGS released on console, but I hope this game tanks, for trying to charge everyone an extra $40 to play the prolog.

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NTM23

<< LINK REMOVED >> What if you play it and love it, and your wish comes true?...

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lostn

<< LINK REMOVED >> Even if I loved it I would feel ripped off. Greedy companies need to be taught a lesson. An Elder Scrolls game can offer 100+ hours. What if Bethesda next time decided to do a 2 hour prologue for $40 that they would normally have included with the main game? 2 hours out of 100. If Konami can get away with this, then every game is going to be broken down into a 2 hour prolog that they charge an extra $40 for, and the rest of the game for $60.


I will not buy this game, which means I also won't buy TPP.

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PS2fweak

I wish it could still be an option.

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blackothh

<< LINK REMOVED >> you could always wrap your tv in plastic wrap

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PlatinumPaladin

That's a cool idea and I'd have appreciated it's inclusion, but if the game doesn't run properly with it then I'll be fine without it.

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catsimboy

Any game that uses a filter effect should make it optional, same goes for anything like vignette-ing, lens flare, bloom, motion blur, or HDR.

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West123

then what's the point of photo realistic graphics?? sometimes people over think stuff just like modern cars without a dip stick

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hystavito

<< LINK REMOVED >> Yeah I agree. It would hurt immersion for a game that is supposed to look realistic. I don't even really like lens flares :).

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hystavito

<< LINK REMOVED >> I forgot to ask, when did cars stop coming with dipsticks? :) Is that a thing with some newer engines that are like very low maintenance and require far less oil changes? I remembering hearing about that kinda thing several years ago actually.

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xolivierx

it was too heavy for xbox one...it could no longer handle 30fps and 480p

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Khuzko

<< LINK REMOVED >> Awesome - even the great Bruce Lee could not have typed it better

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blackothh

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>chuck norris could tho

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xolivierx

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> thank you. I almost gave myself a self highfive. True story.

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Aelfredus

If it was too heavy they should have just toned it down a notch.

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HapiJoel

Phantom Pain not out until end of next year?!

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lostn

<< LINK REMOVED >> Late 2015 is the word. But GZ comes out soon. You'll be able to replay this 2 hour game hundreds of times in anticipation for TPP.

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HapiJoel

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> To be honest, at the glacial rate I finish games I'll be cutting it fine even by late 2015...

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nameaprice

<< LINK REMOVED >> i like that cause its gonna suck

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HapiJoel

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> why?

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Khuzko

This article took a longer time to read/write than as compared to the time taken to end ground zeroes

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grove67

seriously all this guy takes about is his game

hell i ain't even buying it

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uchihasilver

<< LINK REMOVED >> so why are you here >.>

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Rayzakk

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> People can have comments on products they don't buy or can't you figure that out? Don't let that someone isn't going to buy it make you feel so hurt.

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Snake_Plissken_

<< LINK REMOVED >> did you ever think he was being sarcastic?

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Rayzakk

@PlatinumPaladin @Rayzakk @uchihasilver @grove67 Firstly Invaluable means of great importance or value. Secondly if you meant it was a waste of time then what does that make your comments. I would think it would make yours double the waste of time. Why don't you post under just one name instead of having to switch accounts to double post.

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PlatinumPaladin

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> The guy clicked onto an article about a game he has no intentions to buy and is annoyed that the man whose making it is discussing it. And then the felt the need to make his presence and thoughts known. What an invaluable use of time. :-/

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diggyphelps

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Where in is sentence was he so "hurt"? I'm not seeing it. Your ability to comprehend text is greatly lacking. I suggest that you rectify that before you continue posting irrelevant nonsense.

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ijx

Pics or it didn't happen.


In other news the game also had sentient AI - but it made the game "too difficult, too immersive" .. so they had to remove it .. yeah right.

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eze_sl89

red dead redemption + metal gear = metal gear phantom pain

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PlatinumPaladin

<< LINK REMOVED >> Oh God I hope so!

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xolivierx

<< LINK REMOVED >> impossibru

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Guest1001

Rush was an awesome film ... but it's about as far from MGS as you can get.

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PlatinumPaladin

<< LINK REMOVED >> So?

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unreal101

Then they decided that the filter could be its own $40 DLC.

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RiKanKiDD

<< LINK REMOVED >> Then I decided how much of an Idiot you are.

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unreal101

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> How's anger management going?

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uchihasilver

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> other than mgo i dont think metal gear series has had any DLC, i would include rising but that was made by platinum

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RiKanKiDD

Looks like a Screenshot of Red Dead because i said so

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