The Metal Gear Solid Master Collection is bringing together three legendary titles into one bundle. The Master Collection is releasing for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC on October 24th, 2023. Anyone who is a big fan of the Metal Gear series has most likely already planned on picking up the collection. But while many are excited to be able to play these three Hideo Kojima classics again on new hardware, there are a few caveats that Metal Gear fans will have to note.
Konami revealed on the official Metal Gear Solid Master Collection website a table showing the output resolution and framerate for the collection. The original Metal Gear Solid will run at 30 FPS on all platforms, while its two sequels will reach 60 FPS on most of them. On the Nintendo Switch, all three games will run at 30 FPS, both in docked mode and in handheld mode. The table on the website notes that the frame rates shown are the highest variable frame rate that is achievable, due to effects during gameplay and cutscenes.
Some fans were hoping to see the first game run at a faster frame rate, as well as receive the upscale in resolution. Most games that are remastered in the current day are able to run at 60 FPS or close to it. At the same time, the table shows that none of the games within the collection will run at 4K resolution. This goes for every platform, including PC, where the games will be displayed at 1920×1080.
Metal Gear Solid isn’t the only series announced to be getting a remastered collection recently. Tomb Raider I-III Remastered was announced not that long ago during a Nintendo Direct and shown to be coming to multiple platforms as well. What makes the Metal Gear Solid Master Collection significant is because of the popularity of the games included, but also because this is titled Volume 1. It may be possible sometime in the coming year that we’ll see a reveal of Volume 2, which may include other Metal Gear Solid sequels and spinoffs not included in the upcoming Master Collection.
The Metal Gear Solid Master Collection also comes with an assortment of extras with the games it features. Each Metal Gear Solid game comes with a digital master book and digital screenplay. Fans can see an assortment of maps, character quotes, and briefing files based on the series. The Master Collection also comes with the first two Metal Gear games for the MSX console, along with the NES versions of Metal Gear and Snake’s Revenge. Bonus features for the bundle also include digital graphic novels for both Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2, as well as the soundtrack for the first game. Those who preorder the collection get three bonus digital tracks, which are new versions of the theme songs of each game.
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