Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – PS4 Vs. PS3 Vs. Xbox 360 Vs. Xbox One

By Spencer . February 17, 2014 . 1:01am

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will come out on four systems, but the only one that will run the game in 1080p at 60 frames per second is PlayStation 4. The Xbox One version is at 720p with 60 frames per second. The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions are at 720p with 30 frames per second.


Here’s how Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes looks on each console.



PlayStation 3



PlayStation 4



PlayStation 3 (zoomed in)



PlayStation 4 (zoomed in)



Xbox 360



Xbox One



Xbox 360 (zoomed in)



Xbox One (zoomed in)



PlayStation 3



PlayStation 4



PlayStation 3 (zoomed in)



PlayStation 4 (zoomed in)



Xbox 360



Xbox One



Xbox 360 (zoomed in)


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  • Jerry Hu

    PS4! Here I come!

  • Byron Kerrison II

    I have incredibly poor eyesight to begin with so the only differences in quality I see are between previous and current gen.

    I virtually (and personally) see no difference between XB1 and PS4.

    • TsunTsunAndi

      I think that the resolution is the only real difference here.

      • Namuro

        The next-gen version also has more rocks on the grounds…

        MORE ROCKS!!

        Seriously though, this game looks really impressive!

        • TsunTsunAndi

          The only thing that the 360 version lacks to be on par with the One is anisotropic filtering. If it had this, then it probably would look like the Xbone version, without the 60 fps, obviously.

          • malek86

            There are a lot more fine differences if you see the full-size screenshots (lack of extra details, also the image of the 360/PS3 version looks too blurry, and not just for the lower anisotropic) but this is some fine work for the old consoles. Too bad MGS5 will probably be the last game to use Fox Engine on the last gen machines… there might have been potential.

          • neocatzon

            Like ZOE3 that should ever happen.. and Silent Hill and Tokimeki Memorial.

    • pimpalicious

      Same here.

  • So many ‘V’s in the titleā€¦

    As for the framerates, I don’t particularly care whether they’re 30 or 60 or 45; as long as the rate is stable, I’ll be content.

    • PreyMantis

      Screenshots are one thing, but when you’re actually playing it, that’s a different story.

      • As long as it doesn’t impede the game’s running speed, I can let that go – assuming I could even notice the difference to begin with.

    • Oldenheimer1913

      Still not as many as VVVVVV

  • malek86

    Someone should tell Kojima that usually, when you make a comparison, you choose the same set of pics for all versions.

    The old versions don’t look 720p to me… too blurry when compared to the X1 screens. They look like they are around 1024×600 or something like that. Probably with a ton of post-processing AA to hide the jaggies, as well as some fine details. The biggest offenders are the tent ropes on the right of the second 360 screenshot.

    Also, the next-gen versions both look more lightened up, as if they had more light sources. Snake’s face in the X1 version should be darker, since he’s looking away from the light. Unless the next-gen versions have extra light sources that we can’t see.

    • dark-kyon

      yes,is confirmed what ps3,xbox360 are sub 720p upscaled to 720p.

  • Shippoyasha

    All I can say is, I’m glad that crushed blacks and darker shades fading into an abyssal black smush on screen is not going to be a thing with the newer systems. Between this game and Thief’s usage of the darker environments, I’m glad that I won’t be fumbling in the dark as much with newer games (aside from abusing the hell out of gamma and brightness levels on the TV and game settings).

  • Rick

    Is it bad that the difference is altogether negligible to me?

  • ZengarZombolt

    wish Kojima would troll fanboys by putting 4 identical pictures

    • The Watcher


    • kaimo

      wow lots of angry people

  • Heartek

    The transition from snes era to ps1 was a culture shock. The next transition was a major improvement. The coming of ps3 and x360 was less traumatic in the structure of games but still revolutionary in many ways. And the “new” gen? A game of “spot the differences”. A challenge between connoisseurs for the smoother and most polished version. Yet we pay huge bucks…. When did we became that spoiled? :-)

    • 6hokage

      you just described when

    • MrRobbyM

      New gen will allow for prettier graphics, less loading times and smoother gameplay. The difference isn’t totally obvious but it makes a huge difference for gameplay.

    • AuraGuyChris

      I agree.

      I don’t care about the graphics anymore. I only tend to care about art styles since so many next-gen games on Sony or Xbox look the same while they belong to different games.

  • HassanJamal

    Woah, thats one hell of an engine. The last gen and current gen looks pretty similar IMO and by that, I mean the game looks spectacular on both.

  • D. Collins

    And they will all look beautiful either way.

  • Arizato

    Huh… I came in here fearing that getting the PS3 version would be a huge mistake considering what Kojima has said these past weeks. But it doesn’t look bad at all on last gen. Can’t wait to play this!

  • The Watcher

    There is very little difference. just detail. I’m not going to be in the middle of a firefight and glance over to the side and be like “whoa, look how good that tent looks…”

    • (As bullets whiz by your face)

      Whoaaaaa, the third guy on the right totally bought those at Wal-mart yo… Those shouldn’t do too much DMG XD

      Glad I bought the PS4 version to see the detail on those, oh yeah.

  • fairysun

    Do people really pay attention to those details while playing?
    I mean, I do, but only for the first few minutes …. and then I become immersed with the gameplay.

    • TrueDefault

      Only to reassure themselves that they picked up a better version of the game.

    • Asura

      How many details can you take away before it matters?

      Do people pay attention the first time? Probably not. On replays? Probably yes.

  • monkey king

    so texture resolution (spec/norm/dif), better lighting and higher shadow map resolution; expected stuff really, shame there doesn’t seem to be any higher res geometry.

    Edit: I take that back, there does seem to be higher res geometry.

  • KoRLumen

    The FOX Engine never, never, NEVER ceases to blow my mind.

  • Happy Gamer

    Wow the diminishing returns observed in this generation transition is insane.


    NES/MS –> SNES/Genesis pretty darn huge

    SNES/Genesis —>PS1/Saturn/N64 Pretty darn darn huge!

    PS1/Saturn/N64 –> PS2/Dreamcast/Cube/XBOX – Damn! perfecting and improving on last gen’s huge leap to 3d!

    PS2/XBOX/Cube/Dreamcast –>> PS3/360 etc – Wow, ok, super polished 3d, textures. Doesn’t show the dramatic leaps in the past, but still freakin amazing.

    Last Gen –> This gen —> hmm more lighting, textures, most of all, higher res etc. Least leap in technology and def shows diminishing returns in improvement but now we can enjoy last gen’s glory in much higher res!

    I remember reading somewhere about technology bottleneck/diminishing returns article somewhere. I def think this is true. Maybe console companies should try and make semi-future proof consoles? Maybe at least being able to upgrade video cards and ram about half way thru the gen? I think it’d be a neat idea. It shouldn’t affect being able to play the titles, but have a “better experience” optionally.

    That being said, MGS bundle for ps3 was my first ps3. Time to get this one!

  • Masa

    for next gen the jump in graphics is tiny.
    my pc is 6 years older than the ps4 and runs games better……..

  • eilegz

    the jump from last gen to current gen dont seem that impressive sure the improvement its there but i think that i would be happy with ps3 version…

    its not the generational jump like ps1 to ps2 or ps2 to ps3….

  • MikelAL93

    Getting PS4 version.

  • ronin4life

    I never liked these comparison screens…
    I almost always think the Lower quality images look better… thus defeating the point…
    @[email protected];;;

  • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

    Why do we do comparisons anymore, we all know by now that PS4 won the gold medal this gen for graphics. People don’t care about the graphics, they’re going to buy it for the system they own and or perfer to play on.

  • Ric Vazquez

    My hiding box is ready!

  • RunningWild1984

    I can’t tell the difference between any of them.

    • Asura

      Put your glasses on?

  • kaimo

    it’s cute how there aren’t any direct comparisons between the PS4 and Xbox One.

  • Jeffrey Thrash

    While I don’t care much about graphical detail (I spent most of the previous generation playing Wii and DS, after all) it sure would be nice to have a game that doesn’t look blown up on my 1080i TV. PS4 version it is!

  • Kazekage Gaara

    PS4 version looks the best.The XBOX One version just looks lighter than the 30 version imo.

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