Eurogamer Digital Foundry: The Phantom Pain on Xbox One ‘much improved’ over Ground Zeroes

For one of their ‘Digital Foundry’ articles, Eurogamer tested out how the PS4 and Xbox One versions of The Phantom Pain compare. The verdict is favorable, stating that ‘in particular, the Xbox One version is much improved over last year’s Ground Zeroes – this time offering a native 1600×900 resolution that gives the console a huge leap over the last game’s disappointing 720p setup’.

Their conclusion states:

“Overall, the Xbox One release of The Phantom Pain is a closer match for PS4 thanks to its bump to 1600×900, and at seemingly no sacrifice to performance. After a disappointing technical turnout with Ground Zeroes last year, image quality is now very respectable on Xbox One, despite the upscale. It’s shy of PS4’s full 1080p image in terms of absolute clarity, but the results still flatter the game’s big ambition.”


MGSV:TPP on PlayStation 4

For the full article, which talks about the different technical aspects of the game in detail, visit Eurogamer’s article.

Source: Eurogamer

  • Kingtos


    • Mr. Sir Shpee

      this gives me flashbacks to the carnival scene in Despicable Me when Agnes screams “IT’S SO FLUFFY!”

      • Kingtos

        I don’t play many new games so when one comes along this graphically powerful I DO react that way haha!

        • Mr. Sir Shpee

          I know how you feel. I may watch gameplay of games, but the only games I’ve bought on day one were Mario and Luigi: Dream Team, New Super Mario Bros. U and Titanfall. Only one of those I’d consider visually impressive was NSMB. But MGSV on PC… oh man

  • Gatsu

    Awesome :).

    My health has dropped to 20% already, because of this torture. I need my TPP!

    • Bartolomeo OP Snake Eater

      I found s store willing to give me at 8pm est… I just wonder if there will a penalty for playing early? I don’t mind waiting.. shit I do fucking mind waiting… I will have to play tonight I guess!

      • MK_Madness

        Lol no, why would you get any penalties for playing it earlier? You payed for it so you have the full rights to it.

      • You are fine as long as you don’t stream it prior to the scheduled release time.

      • Eject the disc asap !! Sahelanthropus is pin-pointing your location !! Maybe it’s too late… Snake ! Respond ! Snaaaaake !

        • Bartolomeo OP Snake Eater

          ok Mr. Sarcasm.

          I mention it like.. if a secret ending is being boycotted because of the first save file being before a certain date. Just saying so many poor reviews on the story/ending wonder if there is a trigger. I will play tonight! We’ll all be there soon DIAMOND DOGS! It’s been a long long hard wait for this!!

          • Relax, as MK_Madness stated, you paid for it, no worries. You have a “S” rank at getting your copy, enjoy it fully without any fear.

      • glitchbomb

        It depends. I got destiny way early and couldn’t even have my ps4 online thw whole time when playing because of who could get in trouble, that being said TPP is sooooo close I doubt there would be ant issues other than mayyyybe F.O.B or similar functions not fully working.

    • VenomSnake123

      Be careful. There are no continues…


      My psyche bar is already empty. This game has clawed it’s way into the inner utmost reaches of my subconscious and I am now having vivid dreams of the game – am I going insane?

    • Shalashaska
    • 😀 I feel like eating rotten rats in Ganiny Gorki’s basement…

      • ddmaster

        “What you don’t want this?” “Huh, it’s your loss.” -Johnny

        • Vegas

          i’ve read this imediately with his voice xD

  • Javier

    I’m a little worried about the fps drops.

    In other topic, my dad looks like snake. And when I get home… he will pull the trigger.

    • glitchbomb

      Ahhhhahaha. Awesome

    • asdasdfd

      My dad looks like snake before he dies, he even has a ponytail.

  • FooXz

    The console graphics evolved a lot. They almost look like CGI movie. Amazing!

    • GrayFoxWasTaken

      I know this sounds like a completley off base comparison, but when i was watching greg millers lets play I thought “Oh my god, this game looks even better than toy story 3”

    • MrVux007

      the best is yet to come my friend…

  • Wait… Xbox One version isn’t in 1080p? That’s a shame :(. (not much of a shame for me since I’ll play on PC but still)

    • A shame, correct. I am not a specific HW fanatic (PS4 here, and -was -almost about to purchase 4K TV and a big PC) but X-Box One should be definitely on par. Weird… Why PC’s can go 4K (no need for a latest 9xx Nv series…) and x-box can not reach native 1080p ???

  • GUN®

    Went to gamestop to preorder the mgsv Ps4 and already have the ce preordered, the guy behind the counter offered to let me see the ce. I had it in my hands, but I could not bribe him to sell it 🙁

    • AeroGre

      Just be like “No Im not stealing it, I’m taking it back.”

      • Robin Besch

        see what u did there…

    • Silverius

      What a ball buster man lol.

    • Ishmael

      why haven’t you just killed him instandly?

      • Fission mailed… I’ll try tomorrow, keep you guys tuned.

        • Guys, I gave to pull out… Successfully gathered classified intel bluray rank “S”.. 😀
          Thank you all for the support and chat with you soon. As some stated before, if you want your copy just try find it down town. They have it all and some are selling it very easy. Best !!!


    This is a good bit of nostalgia for all the crazy theories leading up to this game. Dunno if it has already been posted but it gave me a good chuckle so I’ll post it anyway – guest staring a certain someone…

  • Shalashaska

    Guys.. I got it. I got it EARLY I GOT IT EARLY !!!!!!!



    “Kaz… We already knew that”

    Haha and no i havent got it 😛 Or… *Insert MGS1 theme song!*

  • The[]doR

    I wonder to know about past-gen versions optimization. I’m afraid the silence about this aspect is a bad sign. Waiting for my PS3-version – in any way it will be better then nothing.

    • MrVux007

      digital foundry is already working on it…expect the analysis soon !

    • No worries, KP are first PlayStation Top-notch professionals (almost- if not completely- indirectly part of SCEI R&D). It was very hard for them to pull out MGS IV but they did the job better than any studio. If you are more concerned about the gameplay, nothing to be worried of. The PS4 (or the PC for 4k), will be the ultimate 1080p journey but I doubt the PS3’s gameplay will suffer.

    • markr96

      I have it currently (got it this morning) on PS3 and in my eyes the performance and optimization are brilliant

      • MrVux007

        how is the performance during heavy actions scenes(during daytime)
        and how much of an FPS drop do you have?

        • markr96

          So far i have only had one performance drop and i have been bashin it for around 2 days straight now, and even then it was only around a second and it sped up directly after, and i dont know if it means anything to you but the load screens are super fast, all in all its a very good allround release, pop in isnt bad either which is a surprise… well you notice it if you are looking for it but you will be focusing on other thing almost all of the time

          sorry about the late answer….. been kinda busy haha

          • MrVux007

            Thank you for the refreshing info ….Now go keep being “busy” 😉

      • Tong Ninja

        Awesome! 🙂

  • MrVux007
    • Even the legs underneath look awesome.

    • Robin Besch

      that thing puts PS4 version to shame

    • glitchbomb

      This is beautiful. Even though I am not a fan or the red and gold I can get behind the love put into it.

    • Lackooo

      It’s the same typo on it just like on the official PS4 lol.

  • solideater

    Ok Guys Got the Xbox One and Xbox 360 version of the game… Now waiting for the Steam Version 🙂

    • MrVux007

      How is the performance on 360?

  • BlackDevil06

    Who else is going to play this on Xbox One? Very few judging by the poll result so far.

    • Sozuke

      I am getting the xbox one version. I will get a PS4 later. I am waiting to get the PC version later on down the road once I get done with the xbox version

  • Lewis

    Sup guys, I read a very surprising detail in DigitalFoundry review of TPP. It says cutscenes are in 30 fps. I don’t really understand that decision. GZ cutscenes were great in 60, and wouldn’t it be a pain to the eye to play in 60 and then watch cutscenes in 30. Even XONE cutscenes are above 30.

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