Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes

It may have a running time comparable to the average Hollywood blockbuster, but Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes is still one of the most hotly anticipated titles on the horizon for the PlayStation 4. Serving as a prologue to the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, the standalone outing will offer a taste of Kojima Productions’ fresh Fox Engine technology and demonstrate the series’ newly adopted sandbox stealth mechanics. It’ll also purportedly look prettiest on the PlayStation 4.

Speaking as part of a recent Game Informer cover story, creator Hideo Kojima candidly dropped the tidbit. "Kojima notes that [the game] looks slightly better on the PS4 compared to the Xbox One, something that we also noted before he mentioned it,” the article states. It’s unclear exactly what’s better about the release on Sony’s supercharged machine, but given recent multiformat face-offs, we’re assuming that it runs at a higher resolution with a sturdier frame-rate. That’s all our own speculation, though.

Nevertheless, judging by the coverage itself, it sounds like this will prove a stunning experience wherever you play it. “Kojima Productions’ hard work under the hood pays off in the graphics department," continues the article, before spotlighting the quality of the lighting and the sight of a “watchtower [crumbling] to hundreds of pieces with an RPG shot”. The big question is: are you willing to pay Konami’s steep asking price for the opportunity to experience it for yourself? Consider your bank balance in the comments section below.