Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has finally received an update today that enables support for the PS4 Pro hardware.
LOL no one was expecting native 4K for a very demanding game that runs 60fps on a PS4 Pro.
MGSV is not a demanding game. I was expecting at least checkerboard rendering
@playablegamez 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
I wasn't expecting an upgrade for the pro at all from this old game So i guess it's ok
@C-H-E-F 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.
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.
it is 60fps so i am fine with that. 1440p is icing on the cake.
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.
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
MGS is not a demanding game though. On PC, it could run 60fps very high with a GTX 660.
OK so then why only 1440p instead of 1800p?
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
Maybe it will be native 4k on Xbox One X then.
The game looked great from the get go so this update is just nice here you go thing.
That’s what the one X is for.
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.
The thing runs at 1080/60fps with midrange cards released before, even, the original PS4 .. Demanding?
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.
It looks crisper and runs silky smooth now. I'll take it. I would've loved HDR but still happy with the improvements.
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.
Still no original Japanese voices though...
You can buy the Japanese version.
I did. Still doesn't change the fact Konami refuses to release a version that has the original Japanese vooces in the West.
Why would they use resources for something like that?
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...
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.
Nobody except you gives a damn about the japanese..
1440p is an enhancement.
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.
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.
You’re insinuating MS had a hand in manipulating this headline/article? You should probably take a break from N4G.
@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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wi... https://en.wikipedia.org/wi...
Kevnb lost all sense because n4g. Conspiracy theories are all that's left.
Great draw distance and frame rate on the Pro.
Draw distance is the same, watch the Digital Foundry video
wow it's a good thing I have both a high-end PC and a PS4 pro because this is some sad support but what can you do when the hardware is limited
Only idiots cares for this type of consoles can we just enjoy the games?
The fact that Konami played up this update is embarrassing. It should also look a little embarrassing to Sony themselves as it kind of suggests that their machine is not able to handle a proper upgrade. You couldn’t even call this update lacklustre as it’s barely even existent.
Never played it but downloaded it for free last night looking forward to it
Half-assed update for the pro by Konami .. disappointed
1440p is beautiful looking on my Pro and my monitor. I'm good with any game that hits that rez tbh on the Pro especially if it's 60fps. All good here.
I am laughing at your disagrees..
Disappointing but expected. Hardware just not there.
1440p 144hz gsync is the go to monitor for PC gaming, because most games can't run 4k 60fps Ultra unless you have a 1080ti(and above 60 frame rate is a bigger visual upgrade than resolution, when going from 1440 to 4k. HDR is also a bigger upgrade), and then then they just usually won't do it. The difference between 1440p and 4k is smaller than the difference between 1080p and 1440p, so I don't know what all the complaining is about.
We all know where it's coming from. We live in a world now (well after a certain day soon) that everyone games at 4k resolution and has the TV or monitor to do so as well. 4k is in the majority of households now. What planet do you live on? Even most of the PC players play at 4k now haven't you heard? Been doing it for years. /s
I paid 700(CAD) for a Samsung TV for my desk, it's really not that expensive anymore.
Good to know, can you link me a 4k 144hz G-Sync monitor with HDR that I can purchase today? I'm sad to hear I'm behind the times.
Curious if you think a PC user should sacrifice 144hz for a bump in resolution(from 1440p to 4k)?
When I launched MGS5 yesterday I had to look to make sure there wasn't a Pro setting in the menu I was missing, it looks blurry compared to games running at sub 4k with CB rendering. This is an Xcom 2/Nier Automata/Overwatch level upgrade and it's disappointing to see it happen again.
Any word on the X1X version as I have the Xbox version
Sad thats it
Not tried it since the update. So am not in a position to see if there is much difference or not. However, For a game I was not expecting a Pro update for. 1440p and apparently solid 60FPS then I don't understand what the issue is? Would of been nice to have some HDR support but am not complaining.
Another title not getting 4k support. SMH. It's pretty sad state for the Pro IMO. I still love it though.
1440p still an upgrade im happy free on psn last Mouth now this cant complain
Who cares? It doesnt give the game a proper ending anyways. Cant believe this POS is cannon.
I bet it looks great
The level of idiocracy in the PS4 Pro articles is absolutely astounding.
1440p easily takes me from a 3 incher to a full 4 inches with this game. Fucking A.
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