Part of the appeal of video game remasters and remakes is the prospect of playing an old game on better hardware that supposedly makes it run better than your old console did back in the day. At least that is the hope. Unfortunately, not every “remaster” is an improvement over the source material – just ask them Grand Theft Auto trilogy Collection. Now eyes turn to Konami’s upcoming project Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol., with fans hoping the same problems don’t arise. In this regard, a new, somewhat disappointing tidbit emerged today.
The original PlayStation from 1998 Metal Gear Solid ran at 30 frames per second, and Konami has now confirmed that this will also be the case for the newly remastered edition, which will be released this year collection on October 24th. The news about this comes from a graphic on the official website of the compilationwhat the first says MGS The adventure runs at 30 frames per second on all platforms Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty And Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater runs at 60 frames per second on all systems except the Nintendo Switch.
To be clear: the original Metal Gear Solid ran at 30 frames per second when it was released in 1998, but in 2023 it seems odd that it’s generally locked to that lower framerate, especially when the sequels will apparently feature some scaling depending on what platform you watch them on buys. (For reference, MGS2 originally ran at 60 fps, while MGS3 was originally a 30fps game.)
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There have also been rumors about the games’ graphical resolutions. It’s a shame that none of these games run in 4K resolution, not even on PC, PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S. This lack of 4K support was already confirmed in August.
All of this comes in advance of Konami’s separate, upcoming Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater New edition. This is titled Metal Gear Solid Δ: Snake Eaterallegedly So the number doesn’t deter anyone from playing the game. MGS3 was definitely a prequel, so you didn’t have to know everything to understand it.