- The Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1 was first teased during the PlayStation Showcase, which aired back in May.
- Shortly afterward, the developers pushed out an official release date trailer for the group of its classic titles, slating an October 24, 2023, release date.
- In recent times, Konami has clarified the frame rates and resolution for each of the titles that are going to be a part of the Master Collection Vol. 1.
- Unfortunately, there is no 4K resolution on any platform or system, and the Nintendo Switch version of the collection has a capped frame rate of 30 FPS.
The PlayStation Showcase 2023 brought forth a deluge of exciting announcements and reveals, with one of them being Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater along with a follow-up teaser of the Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1. In recent times, Konami has unearthed the various frame rates and resolution capacity that will be exhibited by the latter, and if you’re a Switch user, you might want to look into them.
Head over to the official Konami website and scroll until the very bottom till you find the, About the output resolution and frame rate per platform” option. Click on it and a section should appear on the screen, detailing the capacity of graphics that the anointed classic iterations in the franchise are bound to put on display.
Most fans aren’t exactly thrilled to take the news that no platform will support 4K resolution for any of the classic Metal Gear Solid titles. One Redditor commenting on the scenario says, “Lack of 4K is a bummer but not a deal breaker. The Switch’s framerate being capped at 30 is puzzling, especially since these are PS2 games. Really curious what their reasoning is for that.”
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Another person points out something fairly shocking in the context of the Metal Gear Solid games featuring a capped 30 FPS frame rate on modern-day platforms, saying, “The Switch framerate I feel is egregious mainly in the case of MGS2 because the original PS2 version ran at 60 FPS.” It is possible that we may see a 4K patch or an uncapped frame rate update down the road for the games at hand.
In other news, it has been confirmed that the Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1 will have a physical edition release for consoles as well, other than the Xbox Series S, of course, which does not come with a disc drive. Furthermore, in case you had it the other way around, you will need a controller to play the classic titles part of the Master Collection; no keyboard and mouse support will be available for PC.
This may bother quite a few people at the end of the day, but one can still look toward the added expanse of mods that can turn the tide for any title at will. Despite shortcomings like this here and there, the Metal Gear series remains incredibly popular among fans, selling a total of 60 million copies to date across the world. No wonder Konami decided to pull out a classic collection of the franchise, with more on the way.
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