Konami has revealed some limitations for upcoming Metal Gear Solid Master Collection. This information raising concerns around Metal Gear fans.
Metal Gear Solid Master Collection has some limitation for a reason
Since Konami announced the return of Metal Gear Solid series, fans expectations continue to grow. Metal Gear Solid allowed players to step into the shoes of Solid Snake, a soldier tasked with infiltrating a terrorist base to dismantle a nuclear-armed threat. Konami announced that this Master Collection would be released on October 24, 2023.
Because of Nintendo Switch’s performance, it was obvious that there were some limitations regarding FPS. However, it seems that this unhappy news has also extended to the rest of the platforms on which the game will be released.
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Konami’s official website shared a table about Metal Gear Solid Master Collection’s technical specifications. It showcased that Metal Gear Solid is running at 30 FPS on all platforms, including PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. This seems to apply only to Metal Gear Solid, as according to the table, Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 achieve 60 FPS performance on most systems, except for the Nintendo Switch. Additionally, all games are capped at a 1080p resolution, with no support for 4K, except when the Switch is in handheld mode, running at 720p.
Fans are expressing frustration over these limitations, especially considering the age of the games and the fact that HD versions of Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3 were already released for previous consoles with 60 FPS support.
What is the cause of disappointment is that Konami had previously indicated that the collection would target 60 FPS on most platforms, which now seems misleading in light of the latest information. The ultimate judgment on these limitations will come when the Metal Gear Solid Master Collection launches in October.
Remasters and Remakes often promise an enhanced gaming experience on modern hardware, and fans had high hopes for Konami’s Metal Gear Solid Master Collection. However, these revelations regarding the FPS are disappointing, particularly in light of the advancements in gaming technology since its 1998 release. Furthermore, the decision to cap the games at a 1080p resolution, even on more powerful systems, further compounds the disappointment.
Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1 will be released on October 24th for PC, PS5, Switch, and Xbox Series X/S.