Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes 'looks slightly better on PS4 than Xbox One' – Kojima

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes "looks slightly better on the PS4 compared to Xbox One", according to Game Informer - a feeling reportedly shared by director Hideo Kojima.

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GamersHeaven1412d ago

So alot better doesn't surprise me still not paying 40$ for a two hour game.

ZodTheRipper1412d ago

Good to see Kojima taking advantage of the hardware.

Yi-Long1412d ago

I just hope it comes with an option to choose the original Japanese voices, with English subs.

It's 2014. There should at least be a CHOICE to pick the original Japanese voices.

Irishguy951412d ago

Can't we just have one final article saying

"All mutliplats will look better on Ps4"

Anyhow, can anyone link me to the length of Ground zeroes interview or whatever?? How do we know that? Pretty shameless but typical after MGS4 had about 5 hours of gameplay.

Akuma071412d ago

Yeah but at least MGS4 had about 5 hours of cutscenes to go with it. So it still felt like a journey!

Akuma071412d ago

Guys seriously, just wait till that extra 8% becomes available to Xbox One devs, they will blow the PS4 out of the water!

(I hope you all have your sarcasm detectors on!)

hulk_bash19871412d ago

Yeah I was pretty excited going in but after finding out its only 2hrd long. I'll probably just wait for the inevitable YouTube playthroughs.

WrAiTh Sp3cTr31412d ago

It's been 2 hours at least and that website still isn't working for me.

Peppino71412d ago

Not only taking advantage of the hardware, but also NOT LYING ABOUT IT FOR THE SAKE OF BEING IMPARTIAL!

Sarcasm1412d ago

I'm calling it here, PS4 version is 1080p while XONE is 900p.

indyman771412d ago

Snap! 3RD parties are not just playing sales politics these days. They just admit it! Yeah it looks better on PS4 DUH! It's a superior graphics machines. Now hopefully xbox fans can stop saying PS4 does not have better graphics. This is a developer talking with a game that is on both machines!

mewhy321412d ago

This is awesoke. Devs pushing ps4 without worrying if the bone can keep up.

Mikeyy1412d ago


Not going to happen. Don't you know how large the audio files are going to be? It's a Metal Gear Solid, there will be hours and hours of Audio, just for the English, Kojima filled a 50GB Blu-ray with MGS4, Hell easily do it again with 5, there simply isn't room to cram both English and Japanese audio.

abzdine1412d ago

Here it goes again! i keep wondering how it will be in 2-3 years

showtimefolks1412d ago


also yes we can make one article stating the fact every game will look better on ps4, but what will be the fun in that. All current gen we had to hear it game release after game release how 3rd party games look better on xbox360

just like early ps3 doom and sony going our of business articles back in 2006

what goes around comes around. N4G once was run by xbox defense force but now the Darksiders have taken over lol

morganfell1411d ago

"Pretty shameless but typical after MGS4 had about 5 hours of gameplay."

Almost any game can be done in speed run fashion but that is no measure of actual play time. Plenty of MGS4 reviewers had play times, not including cutscenes, of over 18 hours depending on difficulty and play style. Fitz from GamesRadar had a combined time of 29 hours. OPM was over 19 hours without cutscenes. If you are going to jealously make something up about a game you never played at least get in the believability ball park.

teknx1411d ago

And our wallets... I'm pretty sure when the pricing of The Phantom Pain eventually comes out, I'll be called Broke Snake.

VENOMACR12271411d ago

Wow what a shocker. Games look better on the system with better specs and more power, geez who would have thought.

I hope every game that is multiplatform has awesome articles like this just in case everyone lived in a cave and didn't already know this. This isn't even news anymore, it gets old fast. But I guess it gets PS4 owners happy in the pants section.

Everyone already knows that games will look better on PS4, yet every time there's a multiplatform game there's an article.

Unspoken1411d ago

ikr, it's like saying PC graphics are better than consoles!!!

Breaking news!! PC fans rejoice, 1440p, 120 fps, new game will look better on PC! PS4 version to be cut down to 1080p and try to stay at 60fps with dips into the 30s, worse AA, lower res textures, poor shadow rendering, lighting will take a hit.

PC has better hardware than the PS4. Its good to see developers using all that extra power in PCs.

amiga-man1411d ago

To be fair saying it looked the same would potentially affect PS4 sales of the game as everyone would know they are not making the most of the PS4 hardware.

Saying it looks better is the least he should say

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slimeybrainboy1412d ago

Sell it afterwards for $40, problem solved?

cellur1111412d ago

Except it won't sell for $40 used and once people start realizing it's 2 hours long the price will drop.

dcj05241412d ago

Take it back the same day. Buy it at 12:00 refund at 17:00.

Baccra171411d ago

Unless you're selling it for $10 dollars I'm not buying it. Those prices are ridiculous.

MRMagoo1231412d ago

We really should all not be surprised at all by this news , it will be the same for every single multiplat made, any game not running better on clearly better hardware will be called out. I mean if i had a pc with low specs and a pc with mid specs and they both had the same performance i would want to know what the hell was going on with the devs.

Deividas1412d ago (Edited 1412d ago )

Agreed. F that. I was actually gonna buy this but as soon as i found out how short it is, have no interest in it unless one of my friends buys it, then ill just play that one. Hell no way buying this. You can make it as pretty as you want, still not gonna buy such a short game for that much.

Baccra171411d ago

Same here. Maybe Redbox will have this as a rental.

Lunarassassin1411d ago

Me too.
5 people could rent it everyday!

iiorestesii1412d ago

The cost of the Next Gen version of the game is $30 digital and $40 for the physical copy. $10 cheaper for each on PS3 and X360. It's a prequel to MGS V:The Phantom Pain.

Saigon1412d ago

Now that would make sense! Still a little too much for the 2-hour prequel. maybe it will get better buzz at 19.99.

Tru_Blu1411d ago

Hell, I can see this being a ps+ game in the next 6 months.

morganfell1412d ago

When a developer says 'slightly', well, we know all what that means.

iiorestesii1411d ago

@Saigon Agreed. That price would seem reasonable and fair. But then again, who knows. The game has yet to release and could be deeper than this suggests.

Jughead34161412d ago

Dang!!! It's $40? I didn't know that. Kojima even admitted that it's short. Why is it $40? I thought it would be like $15. Even that's a bit much for 2 hours. The Last Of Us DLC is $15, and I bet I can get 5-8 hours out of it.

jessupj1412d ago (Edited 1412d ago )

When most gaming journalist say "slightly" in reality they mean significantly.

At least if you consider 50% to 124% more pixels to be "slightly".

Normally developers never actually admit one version is better than the other. They always say some generic "our team has worked hard to bring you an amazing experience on both systems", which is understandable.

But the fact the kojima himself has come out and publicly admitted the PS4 version is better is very big news. It says to me developers are no longer scared of MS.

Angels37851412d ago

well Kojima and the Metal gear solid franchise.....did you see the MS press conference...MS would suck his *** for jsut about any reasn to get MGS to the xbox...

Kingthrash3601411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

its 2hr "straight through" meaning without doing side missions and extra stuff.

Plasticgearsolid1412d ago (Edited 1412d ago )

Well fallout 3 can be completed in less than an hour sooooo

iiorestesii1411d ago

Exactly. Although a price cut on top of the fact has me wondering what to expect.

WitWolfy1412d ago

How do you know tis a two hour game?? Source please!

Meltic1412d ago (Edited 1412d ago )

Wont be paying for the game too. Im gona Watch a youtube play instead for 2 hours. Save 40$ for infamous second son

moujahed1411d ago

Yea but I bet you will find a way to play it. Stop belittling this game as if it won't be the next best thing before summer. I honestly can't wait for anything Metal Gear related and even if the story is 2hours I am sure I will find plenty to do in the game.

Lamigol101411d ago

It's only a 2 hour game because it's on console .. if it was a PC game it would be 4 years long .. run at 50000 fps at 30k !!
Just thought I'd get that in before the "pointless geek" squad arrive !

MrDreadnought1411d ago

I agree with you, although it pains me to agree... I've been the outmost fan for MGS franchise since day one, but something's off with this...

Mr Pumblechook1411d ago

So the PS4 version is the gravy edition.

mkis0071411d ago

I think this should be the standard title for ps4 versions. The Extra Gravy Edition

Magicite1411d ago

lets get used that PS4 is and will be superior console for multiplats at least until next gen.

Syntax-Error1411d ago

Still doesn't look better than Blacklist. Snake's movements looked stiff from the demo. The guns have the same fabricated effects as the original

CertifiedGamer1411d ago

With all the cutscenes that means it's more like 30 min of gameplay

MEGANE1411d ago

ill w8 for it to be free with plus or a 50% discount.


He said Slightly Better, not "Alot" lol, god you fanboys!

ZombieKiller1411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

I'll be picking this up on my PS4.

Even in a 2 hour story, I can spend hours in this open world. Use your imaginations guys! You're Snake FFS! BE SNAKE! Screw a 2 hour story, MGS4 was only 5 without the cuscenes but I have made gameplays last more than 40. I'll be doing that again here.

Just because it takes 2 hours to complete the story, doesn't mean the world will be empty with nothing to do.

I know once I complete it, I will be practicing with Snake for my Big Boss runthrough.

Matt6661411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

if you enjoy a game it doesn't matter how much to pay for it

come_bom1411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

Microsoft really fu**ed up with the X1. Every multiplatform game will look better on a cheaper console (PS4) then the X1. This gen Microsoft will have to rely heavily on exclusives if they want a chance this console gen. They'll need much more exclusives then they had on the X360.

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-Foxtrot1412d ago (Edited 1412d ago )

I don't really think at the present time he should be going on about this sort of stuff...he should be giving us a pretty good bloody reason why GZ is so much for less then two hours of gameplay.

It's pretty much cut content, imagine if the Tanker missions in MGS2 were DLC, thats how bad this is.

What has DLC come to these days...hell what have developers come to, the ones who get big headed after years of Rockstar with the MT in GTA Online.

I mean at this time an Xbox One fan could go

"So...wasn't prepared to buy something which looks like cut content anyway. This gives me a bigger reason not to buy it"

Muffins12231412d ago (Edited 1412d ago )

Even though its 40 dollars and lacks content i feel like we will get more than usually with phantom pain for 60 dollars compared to other games and i feel like ground zero will feel more next gen than any other game on the ps4 like cod or assassins creed which are 60 dollar port from 360 and now way am i saying 40 dollars is a good price,at most i think it should be 25.

cellur1111412d ago (Edited 1412d ago )

It should be $5-10, a 2 hour game or should i say demo, isn't worth more than that.

bryam19821412d ago

cheap people I'll gladly pay 40$ for a kojima game thats like 2-3 hours of work pay :-P

jmc88881412d ago (Edited 1412d ago )

Ported from the 360/PS3?

You do realize they make a PC version of those games that has been far better then any console for many years now.

The new consoles are also based off of x86, aka PC's, unlike the 360 or PS3.

What you get on PS4/XB1 are PC ports.

The same can be said here.

Looks like it's a steam summer or winter sale purchase for me.

Syntax-Error1411d ago

Alan Wake: American Nightmare was cheaper than that and it was a 2 hour game worth the money.

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mgszelda11412d ago

Imo as a whole DLC is an evil beast. Games used to reward u with better weapons and all kinds of bonuses for your hard work in a game not real life money. Capcom is usually the worst

ZombieKiller1411d ago

I blame activision. They started with the $15 COD map packs instead of the $5 it was in MW4. Capcom is monkey see monkey do. DmC and RE6 are good indications of that.

I do miss those days of unlocking things rather than buying.

Just today someone posted a comment about MGS:GZ saying "It's too short but thank god it will be good instead of some crap from Capcom (or someone else)"

All I could think to myself is we live in a day and age where people are grateful to have this sort of treatment. That is BAD. 10 years ago the world would have stopped.

DCfan1412d ago

I stopped buying games that have DLC, no matter what, i will not give them my money, not even Kojima as i am a hardcore MGS fan. You people should too, if we wanna end this trend, let games that support DLC bomb.

Joe9131412d ago (Edited 1412d ago )

Why not just not buy the DLC some stuff I can understand like outfits but new levels and or story content adds to replay value so I would not recommend this to punish all game companies because a few are getting greedy makes no sense. Also game's are costing as much as big budget films so why be mad they are trying to make a lil extra per game not like you have to buy it now when they start making you pay to unlock the last level so you can beat the game I would totally be on board.

DCfan1412d ago

These "Extra levels" should've been in the game all along.
I don't care how devs and publishers manage their budget, give me a complete product and i'll give you my money.

Frankly, most of these high budgets go into marketing.

SnotyTheRocket1411d ago

So, you skipped out on The Last of Us, Assassin's Creed, inFamous and many other great titles because you don't want to buy a game that will have DLC? Have fun with Mario Kart.

ZombieKiller1411d ago

I hate to say it DCfan....but you're only hurting yourself. EVEN IF, all of us agree with you (which I strongly do!) I will never deny myself some MGS content because I am a fan and would rather have more Metal Gear than more money....and I am not the only one that feels this way.
I agree with not supporting the greed, but they have something I want, and eventually I'll justify it to myself and pick it up.
I hate to admit, it's not a's here to stay. Don't buy it to support/not support it, buy it BECAUSE YOU WANT TO. You deserve it, it's your money :)