Metal Gear Solid V Renders At 1440p On PS4 Pro, No Native 4K Support Or Enhancements

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has finally received an update today that enables support for the PS4 Pro hardware.

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affrogamer44d ago (Edited 44d ago )

LOL no one was expecting native 4K for a very demanding game that runs 60fps on a PS4 Pro.

PlayableGamez-43d ago

MGSV is not a demanding game.
I was expecting at least checkerboard rendering

C-H-E-F43d ago

You sniffed glue while you were young huh? lOl MGSV looks better than most current games in this gen. LMAO go sit down in a corner somewhere and rethink this comment lOl

TheKingKratos43d ago (Edited 43d ago )

I wasn't expecting an upgrade for the pro at all from this old game
So i guess it's ok

PlayableGamez-43d ago (Edited 43d ago )

MGSV is a hollow open world game on top of the fox engine being well optimize especially for the PS4.
If you break down MGSV it really isn't that demanding which is why the game runs at 1080p 60fps on the PS4 with little to no performance drops to begin with.
It seems you guys don't understand what 'demanding' game even means.
Just because a game looks good doesn't mean it's demanding and just because a game looks bad doesn't mean it isn't demanding because optimization plays a huge role in performance.

1nsomniac43d ago

Like @playablegamez has said, I think a lot of people on here don’t actually understand the terminology behind what they’re saying.

MGSV is certainly not a demanding game.

bouzebbal43d ago

it is 60fps so i am fine with that.
1440p is icing on the cake.

UltraNova43d ago

I certainly wasn't expecting Konami to put some real effort into Kojima's last MGS game. This patch is more of an indirect insult to a dev who had to release his last game at Konami unfinished and then leave. Its a half-done patch for a half done game.

This is certainly one for Jim Sterling's "F*** Konami News" segment.

That said, F*** KONAMI.

Ju43d ago

That's just what it is if you recompile and add a new res for the pro. Sounds about right. And it has slight performance advantages even. For a game u just got for free that's more than I expected. Sure CB would have been nice, but would have required significant more effort to make

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BassMan12543d ago

MGS is not a demanding game though. On PC, it could run 60fps very high with a GTX 660.

GamingSinceForever43d ago

OK so then why only 1440p instead of 1800p?

Teflon0243d ago

Maybe they didn't want to do any more optimization and just said put it at that, we know it'll run perfect on that instead of extra optimization for higher. I'm pretty sure that's the case. They don't make money off doing extra development so it'll be a quick thing most times. Didn't expect 4k but higher. They probably only did it as some deal with Sony when they added it to plus. At least I assume

spreadlove43d ago

Maybe it will be native 4k on Xbox One X then.

Aceman1843d ago

The game looked great from the get go so this update is just nice here you go thing.

XStation4pio_Pro43d ago

That’s what the one X is for.

DarXyde43d ago (Edited 43d ago )

Disagree. FOX Engine prioritizes faces and lighting. You can find plenty of problems elsewhere. The character models actually look nearly identical on PS3/X360 and PS4/ XBOX One, resolution withstanding.

It's an accomplishment on last gen hardware, not so much now. Game is also pretty barren in many spots. Looks outstanding for a 1080p/60fps title, but not nearly as detailed as games like Uncharted 4 or Horizon. I'm pretty surprised we're not seeing native 4K either.

Then again, some key people left the company.

SlapHappyJesus43d ago (Edited 43d ago )

The thing runs at 1080/60fps with midrange cards released before, even, the original PS4 ..

AKS43d ago (Edited 43d ago )

This game has been free to PS+ subscribers. No, they're not going to try rebuild it from the ground up with a new proprietary engine and challenge Guerrilla Games and Insomniac technically. LOL. It's a pleasant surprise they did a Pro upgrade at all. It's a fantastic and beautiful game that now looks and runs even better...and it's FREE. But leave it to the interwebz to try to frame this as disappointing and negative.

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Hardiman44d ago

It looks crisper and runs silky smooth now. I'll take it. I would've loved HDR but still happy with the improvements.

Lexreborn243d ago

I'm not understanding how a resolution bump and better performance(I never had bad performance in the game so I'm surprised on this one) is not an enhancement or something to be happy with. This is starting to get sad at what we are saying isn't better then our initial consoles we got 4 years ago.

Yi-Long43d ago

Still no original Japanese voices though...

2pacalypsenow43d ago

You can buy the Japanese version.

Yi-Long43d ago

I did. Still doesn't change the fact Konami refuses to release a version that has the original Japanese vooces in the West.

2pacalypsenow43d ago

Why would they use resources for something like that?

Yi-Long43d ago (Edited 43d ago )

Which extra resources would it take!? They have the voices. They have the subtitles. The PC release offers different audio options. It all exists already. Even if it's not included on the disc, it could be offered as an optional download, like so many games do.these days, like Persona 5, World of Final Fantasy, Assassin's Creed Origins, etc.

And 'Why!?'; because there are many gamers/people around the world who prefer their entertainment in the orginal language, and won't buy dub-only releases...

Nivekki43d ago

And so the world did grind to a halt when it realized there were no original Japanese voices in MSG5. And then the world also realized that no one but Yi-Long gave a fuck, and got back to what they were doing, perfectly happy with the consequences.

UKRsoldja43d ago

Nobody except you gives a damn about the japanese..

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kevnb43d ago

1440p is an enhancement.

boing143d ago

Yeah, the title tries hard to make it sound like we shouldn't bother to download this FREE update because the difference is 'negligible' and Pro is super weak for not doing native 4k.

kevnb43d ago (Edited 43d ago )

Microsoft is really putting a lot of moeny and time manipulating the media for something that probably isnt worth the trouble. The xbox one x still isnt going to sell much more than it otherwise would have, the target audience for these refresh consoles arent that stupid.

Fishy Fingers43d ago (Edited 43d ago )

You’re insinuating MS had a hand in manipulating this headline/article?

You should probably take a break from N4G.

kevnb43d ago (Edited 43d ago )

@Fishy Fingers this is Microsoft we are talking about, examples of them being caught. Hell these guys even had journalists tell us vista and windows 8 were great.

NatFanBoyRestricted43d ago

Kevnb lost all sense because n4g. Conspiracy theories are all that's left.

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Xenophon_York43d ago

Great draw distance and frame rate on the Pro.

DrJones43d ago

Draw distance is the same, watch the Digital Foundry video

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