The lights are on
One of the big questions still floating amongst gamers is how current generation versions of titles will look against their more advanced cousins. Whether we're talking about Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Call of Duty: Ghosts, or Watch Dogs, we haven't seen much of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 iterations.
Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima is getting out in front of the issue, though. Speaking with Eurogamer, Kojima has confirmed that the next-generation versions of the upcoming entry in the series will run at 60 frames per second. Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions will run at 30 frames per second.
He says that Metal Gear Solid V was created using Fox Engine, which is currently tuned for the current generation. Kojima indicates that it "might look a little behind" other games that are being developed exclusively for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
The gameplay is the same across generations, but the resolution and lighting are improved on Sony and Microsoft's new hardware. Metal Gear Solid V is slated for a 2014 release.
Our TakeWhile this isn't a surprising revelation, it's smart for Kojima to set expectations early. With less than two months to go before the release of the new consoles, gamers still don't have all of the information they'd like to determine whether upgrading early makes sense. Until we see comparison footage of Call of Duty: Ghosts and Watch Dogs, for instance, it's hard to understand whether those games are going to be fulfilling experiences on current hardware, or if upgrading is the way to go. At least we know what to expect when Metal Gear Solid 5 hits next year.
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Regardless of which system you get this on, it will be an incredible experience. I cannot wait to get my hands on this game.
I didn't even know they were coming out on current gen.
Staying on current-gen longer than I thought. :)
Even if it looks a little behind. If it really does run at 60 Frames per second at all times, that will be a huge bonus.
The honesty here is much appreciated. It's better than the usual jargon or even outright avoidance of the differences between current and next gen versions of cross gen games.
well I plan on getting AC 4 on current gen, because I won't have time for it for next gen, because I will be getting it Watch Dogs, and Ghosts on my xbox 1. Want to be able to finish AC 4.
KOJIMA IS GOD
Hm, well that's interesting. It'll be like playing one of the best looking games on current-gen, though even better with a better frame rate; resolution and lighting. It'll probably feel right at home on next-gen consoles; really close to it, or perhaps exceeding.