METAL GEAR SOLID: MASTER COLLECTION Vol. 1 to Be Locked at 1080P on PC and Most Consoles with the First Game Locked at 30 FPS on All

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Fans of the upcoming METAL GEAR SOLID: MASTER COLLECTION Vol. 1 have even less to look forward to following an update about its resolution/FPS limits. Snake is set to return to PC and consoles on October 24 and while Konami has various extra content included in the bundle it seems the bare minimum effort in updating the games has been done. Konami has posted an update on its METAL GEAR SOLID: MASTER COLLECTION Vol. 1 store page detailing the resolution limits for PCs and consoles and it doesn’t look good. Basically, all games are locked at 1080p for PC and most consoles, Nintendo Switch Handheld at 720p, with the first game locked at 30 FPS for all. PC and PlayStation/Xbox owners can play the 2nd and 3rd games at 1080p/60 FPS while the Nintendo Switch (both handheld and TV mode) is locked at 720p/30 FPS.

Resolution/Framerate Limits per Platform

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Konami adds that the assets from the original PlayStation games have been upconverted to 1080p as well and the challenge of reaching a said 30/60 FPS at 1080p may not always be achievable due to the demands of game effects. One could only hope that PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox X|S owners are able to play a 25-year-old game that’s been upconverted to 1080p at 60 FPS. Fans recently also gave criticisms over the lack of keyboard and mouse support but it now appears that was just the first sign that these games are basically being ported over from 20+-year-old console versions. Such limits are often indicative of older code and game engines that were not designed for higher resolutions and framerates. On the plus side, Konami is including some extras with the bundle.

Bonus Content

  • Metal Gear NES/FC Version
  • Snake’s Revenge
  • Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel (Video DLC)
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Digital Graphic Novel (Video DLC)
  • Metal Gear Solid: Digital Soundtrack featuring 20 tracks
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