Metal Gear Solid 5 is a “worthwhile” purchase on both PS4 and Xbox One – analysis

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 27 August 2015 21:43 GMT

Digital Foundry has released an interim report on Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, giving you a in-progress comparison report between the PS4 and Xbox One versions.

According to the current analysis, the game is a “worthwhile” purchase on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

“In particular, the Xbox One version is much improved over last year’s Ground Zeroes – this time offering a native 1600×900 resolution that gives the console a huge leap over the last game’s disappointing 720p setup,” stated the report.”The 56% increase in resolution over Ground Zeroes means the game’s broad vistas can be seen through a clearer window – and even trees and buildings far off into the distance appear closer to PS4’s level of clarity.

“Xbox One acquits itself very nicely at 900p, and despite some softening to foliage elements, its resolution is no longer a tangible limiting factor to the experience.”

According to the report, Sony’s platform “wins out in direct comparisons” having no need to upscale its image.

A more in-depth Face-Off feature is promised soon, but you can read Digital Foundry’s early impressions over on Eurogamer.

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is out next week on September 1.

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