Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is arriving in just over three weeks, and with Konami recently announcing that the PC port would be coming two weeks earlier than expected, there's now launch parity with the consoles. The only deciding factor between which version of MGS V to pick up now is the visual differences, so we've got some comparison screens between the PlayStation 4 and PC versions of Phantom Pain.
The PS4 edition runs at native 1080p and 60 frames per second, while the PC version is capable of up to 4K resolution and an unlimited frame rate. Xbox One meanwhile is 900p/60, while there's also PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of MGS V coming, which both look surprisingly good. Before you fork out the cash for Big Boss' eagerly anticipated return, have a look at just how it good it looks on PC and PS4 with our graphics comparison screens.
For all of these comparison screens below, the PC version is the base image and sliding your mouse over from left to right will revealed the PlayStation 4 screen. Click on the images to open a larger version in a new tab.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Mother Base PC / PS4 Comparison
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Freight Containers PC / PS4 Comparison
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Steps PC / PS4 Comparison
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Desert Fort PC / PS4 Comparison
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Desert Floor Texture PC / PS4 Comparison
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Desert Fort Zoomed In PC / PS4 Comparison
As you can see, the PC version is a significant step up in detail from MGS 5 on PS4. The textures are far detailed and of a greater quality, and this is particularly noticeable in the zoomed in images. By comparison the PS4 version is quite muddy looking, and the shadow quality just can't keep up with the PC version. The best image to spot this is the steps, both with the ground texture and the shadows cast on the rungs. The PC version has individual shadows for each run, while on the PlayStation 4 copy of The Phantom Pain there are no shadows there at all.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is out on September 1st worldwide, on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.