Konami will soon release a Metal Gear Solid compilation. But the first returns are not very encouraging in terms of technical performance.
At Konami, recycling is elevated to the rank of art. For the 150th time, we will therefore be able to replay certain Metal Gear video games on the most modern consoles. On October 24, fans of the spy saga will be able to purchase Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1which will bring together Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty And Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (among other bonuses). The announcement seems pleasing, since these three games are cult. But the first returns are not very encouraging.
Media like Nintendo Life and IGN were able to try Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 in preview. The conclusion seems clear: Konami has apparently shown great laziness. ” We’re surprised to find that Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater are based on the HD Collection versions released in 2012 for PS3 and Xbox 360. Which gives a 720p definition in 2023, which is also sold at a high price (€60 per compilation).
Metal Gear Solid games in 720p, in 2023…
Another element of disappointment shared by Nintendo Life: the Switch cannot offer better than a framerate of 30 fps, whereas Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty And Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater ran well at 60 fps on PS3 and Xbox 360 (two consoles less powerful than the Switch). It would be quite a disadvantage for the owners of the Nintendo console, if the playing conditions remain as they are.
Are these performances unworthy of modern consoles reserved for the Switch? ” We asked for clarification on performance on PS5, Xbox Series X and PlayStation 4. Konami said they were aiming for the same definition (720p) and framerate of the HD versions of the time “, points out Nintendo Life. The PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series versions of Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 should therefore offer 720p at 60 fps. Which remains insufficient on the side of visual fidelity.
Konami does not really try to hide that its compilation only recycles old versions of its games, without justifying the high price by anything other than the pleasure of nostalgia. Those who are familiar with the practices of the Japanese firm will not be surprised. It is still a pity to note that it is not determined to do a little more honor to its jewels with better remastering. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty And Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, adored by millions of players, deserve better than a stupid port in 720p on PS5. Hoping that the remake of the third opus is much more generous.
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