Konami Has Confirmed The Metal Gear Solid Master Collection’s Resolution And Performance On All Platforms

No 4K visuals, sadly.

For those that have been curious about the kinds of resolution and performance to expect from all the titles included in Konami’s upcoming Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol.1, the publisher has just shared a table confirming the exact targets for each of Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

The good news is, both MGS2 and MGS3 will be displayed at 60FPS on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S and PC. The less-exciting (though not overly surprising) news is that the original game is locked to 30FPS on all platforms, and not a single version of any of the games will display in a resolution above 1080p – no 4K MGS for you here.

On the Switch, you’re getting a 1080p30 presentation across the board on TV mode, with a drop to 720p in handheld mode as expected.

While there will no doubt be some disappointed to see the framerate caps for such old games locked to what they are even on the most modern platforms, there may very well be technical limitations stemming back to the original versions of games, like Metal Gear Solid on the PS1, that would have locked animations, audio and other bits to the intended frame cycles. Here’s the full list of targets as shared by Konami:

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METAL GEAR SOLID: MASTER COLLECTION Vol.1 Output resolution and framerate per platform

Regarding the output resolutions and maximum framerates for the titles included in METAL GEAR SOLID: MASTER COLLECTION Vol.1, please find the details for each platform (PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch™, Steam®) listed below:

Metal Gear Solid

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

Output Resolution *1 FPS *2 Output Resolution *1 FPS *2
PlayStation®5 1920×1080 30 1920×1080 60
PlayStation®4(Incl. Pro) 1920×1080 30 1920×1080 60
Xbox Series X|S 1920×1080 30 1920×1080 60
Nintendo Switch™(Handheld mode) 1280×720 30 1280×720 30
Nintendo Switch™(TV mode) 1920×1080 30 1920×1080 30
Steam® 1920×1080 30 1920×1080 60
  • *1 The original games (PlayStation® version of Metal Gear Solid, HD Collection version of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater) have been up-converted to display at these resolutions.

  • *2 Highest possible variable frame rate achievable. Certain factors such as large amounts of effects during gameplay/cutscenes may cause framerate drops.

The Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1 launches on October 24th, 2023. Amazon has pre-orders available now for $79 with free shipping.