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Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1 Runs At 720p On Switch (In Handheld Mode)

The collection's ports of MGS 2 and 3 are reportedly similar to the Bluepoint-developed HD ports from 2012.


The first previews for the Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1 are in and at least in some instances, the game will run at 720p.

According to a preview from Nintendo Life, this is in part because the ports of MGS2 and 3 in the collection are based on HD versions from back in 2012. In fact, the preview notes that the games' title screens still say HD Edition and a 2012 copyright watermark is still visible. The version of the first Metal Gear Solid is apparently a straightforward port of the PlayStation version: resolution, aspect ratio, frame rate, and all. A preview from IGN notes that the port also includes a bunch of extra goodies, like the separately released VR Missions and Metal Gear Solid Integral.

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Additionally, MGS2 and 3 run at 30 frames per second on the Nintendo Switch, though Konami has said that they will run at 60fps on all other platforms. This is in contrast to the original HD ports, which ran at 60 frames on both Xbox 360 and PS3. As Digital Foundry member John Linneman pointed out on X, MGS2 was originally designed to run at 60fps. It also worth noting that previews were given the Nintendo Switch version exclusively, so it is as-of-yet unknown whether the PS5, PC, and Xbox Series X|S versions will include additional fixes or touch-ups.

Footage subsequently provided by Konami is reportedly in 1080p and 60fps, and Konami later clarified to GameSpot that the Switch would hit 1080p and 30fps when docked, with the resolution lowered to 720p in handheld mode.

The Metal Gear Solid Master Collection releases on October 24 for Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Check out the GameSpot preview of the collection right here.

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