Metal Gear Solid 5 PS4 Has Short Loading Times And Stable FPS, No Difficulty Setting & More Details

New details roll out of the Japanese boot camp for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.

Posted By | On 12th, Aug. 2015

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Update: It has been revealed that players can unlock higher difficulty once you complete the story mode.

Original Story:

Some members from the Japanese press were allowed to play through Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain and some of them even completed the entire game. Japanese outlet Watch Impress also got the chance to go hands on the game and we have learned new details from their in-depth preview which can be read here.

First of all, the PS4 version is shaping up quite nicely with shorter loading times and stable frame rate performance. The article praised the solid performance of the PS4 version in every respect. The PS4 version is already confirmed to be running at 1080p and 60fps but there were some doubts about its performance given that The Phantom Pain features vast areas for infiltration.

Another aspect that was praised were the graphics, especially the lighting along with the sunlight which the article termed as realistic without a “blown-out” appearance and described the FOX engine as the best lighting engine ever. If you are a fan of Metal Gear Solid game then obviously you are no stranger to cutscenes. Once again, the cutscenes in The Phantom Pain will be of high quality with subtle touches here and there.

Moving on from technical aspects to gameplay mechanics , there will be no difficulty setting in The Phantom Pain. This comes as a bit of surprise since the series is known to include multiple levels of difficulties. Whether this will affect the lesser skilled players is something that remains to be seen but the lack of any difficulty options is a tad disappointing.

Metal Gear Solid 5 features dynamic gameplay scenarios, something which we pointed in our massive preview of the game. The article gave one such example wherein the player will be able to send the combat unit to blow up supply factories which will make it difficult for your enemy to acquire new gear such as helmets, body armor and scopes.

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain launches on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on September 1st.

Thanks, JunkerHQ for the translation.


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