‘Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain’ PS4 And Xbox One Comparison: Which Console To Own, New Trailer Released

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Big Boss in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is undoubtedly a great game with tons of perfect reviews it amassed from the media. The decision to buy the game or not will most likely be out of the question for MGS fans.

Buying MGS5: The Phantom Pain on which platform, however, is obviously going to be a problem for multiple console owners. Thankfully, Digital Foundry has now released their comparison between the PS4 and Xbox One Version to know which version looks and performs better.


The PS4 version wins in the resolution department with a crisp 1920×1080 resolution. Xbox One has a native 1600×900 as it up-scales the resolution from 900p to a final output of 1080p. Digital Foundry said the Xbox One can hold its own despite having an up-scaled 1080p, however, PS4’s slightly superior range of texture filtering makes foliage looks sharper and better for the eyes.


According to Digital Foundry, both consoles achieved a stable 60 frame-rate per second. Both platforms however gets reduced to 59fps at times. This isn?t a hindrance at all as gamers will surely not notice this one-dipping in frame rate.

The Xbox One MGS5 version, despite offering a lower resolution, performs nicely without hindrances.

There were rare times when the PS4 version gets reduced around the 30fps range both during cut-scenes and during close-ups while the Xbox One remains poised with around 50 fps both scenarios.

Both versions have pop-in issues and have the same threshold for shadow and geometry draw.

Both the Xbox One and PS4 are both great versions to own, but if you would like to have a nicer looking game, you should go for Sony?s current gen console.

PS3 and Xbox 360 version

A comparison between the PS3 and Xbox One MGSV: The Phantom Pain versions have not been released, however, it doesn?t look too promising for those last gen consoles.

?The Phantom Pain is a very taxing game, and in terms of the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, the older hardware is pushed right to its limits and sometimes the experience can feel rather strained,? the report said.

New Trailer

If you weren?t one of the lucky people who were able to buy the game yet from stores that broke the street date, you can feast your eyes on a new ?Accolades? Trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The brief 33 second trailer shows explosive scenes and some great Close Quarters Combat (CQC) from Big Boss aka Venom Snake.


If you?re still struggling to understand the story of MGS despite the newly updated timeline released recently, you?re in luck as this Metal Gear Timeline shows everything that has happened in the franchise. According to Gamingbolt, the website shows a lot of helpful explanations on the mythology and lore of the series.

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released this September 1, 2015 for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.

Source: Eurogamer

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