Incredible Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain 4K Screenshots

We’ve been happily enjoying the recently released Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain in glorious 4K running the game at near maximum settings (minus some post-processing effects) and still getting a pretty smooth 60 frames per second. It’s one hell of a well optimized game as we’re getting better performance here than we did with Ground Zeroes last year. We’ve captured some rather neat moments in 4K which have to be seen to be believed especially if you’re lucky enough to own a 4K monitor or TV set (they are much cheaper to purchase nowadays). We’ve included a folder which contains a selection of images as well as samples uploaded here. Naturally you’re going to lose a lot of the finer detail viewing these on a regular 1080p screen but at least they show how well the Fox engine holds up. Simply click the images below to see the full 4K image open in a new tab/window.









Written by: Rob Cram

Rob Cram has hundreds of video game reviews, thousands of articles under his belt with years of experience in gaming and tech. He aims to remain fair and free from publisher/developer influence. With his extensive knowledge, feels his gaming opinions are valid and worth sharing. Agreement with his views are entirely optional. He might have a bias towards cyberpunk.

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  1. Dirkster_Dude September 13, 2015 |

    While I am all for pushing the envelope of technology 4K as a viable commercial standard is years if not decades away from relevancy in gaming. To start with you need a TV that can produce the 4K picture. Those TVs are in the thousands in U.S. dollars which makes it not affordable for most gamers. Then there is the subjective benefit of view distance and if it even makes sense for those that can tell the difference.

    • Robert Cram September 13, 2015 |

      You can get the same 4K 28″ monitor that I have for under £389 now from Amazon. You can get a 4K TV 40″ for around £500 now. Not sure why you are quoting thousands of USD to get into 4K because that’s a complete fallacy. I do agree that general adoption will be some years yet. As for relevance in gaming, the 4K picture quality compared to 1080p is a massive improvement although you are correct you get diminishing returns the further away you are from the screen. That said, seeing as I am using a PC monitor on a desk then I am always close enough to see the massive difference.

    • WEL September 13, 2015 |

      you don’t really need a 4k tv to experience 4k because of downsampling. Look into it.

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