It’s not surprising to see a game release nowadays that gets various issues and bugs fixed via post-launch updates. This usually happens once players get their hands on a game and discover problems that the devs didn’t catch. With Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1, the situation is a little bit different.

Konami has confirmed that Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 will launch with a host of problems, so buyer beware. That said, Konami plans to remedy these issues with post-launch updates, but we have no word on exactly when those problems will be snuffed out. It seems if you grab the game day one, you’ll just have to be patient for those fixes.

What we do know ahead of launch is the issues Konami plans to address. Here’s a list of what you can expect to encounter in Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 when it launches later this week.

  • the bonus content for the Metal Gear and Snake’s Revenge has issues with the subtitles
  • a CRT scanline filter and the ability to change the pixel aspect ratio will be added later
  • the MSX2 versions of Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2 will get an option to switch between windowed and full-screen mode from the options menu
  • MGS 2 has significant slowdown in certain cutscenes
  • MGS 2 has a slight delay to the timing for a certain visual effect
  • in MGS 2, switching between windowed and fullscreen mode from the options menu on the title screen is planned
  • MGS 3 has typos in the subtitles for the original England, France, Italy, Germany, and Spain (EFIGS) EU versions
  • in MGS 3, timing for a scene and background music to trigger in a certain cutscene is slightly different from the original
  • the ability to switch between windowed and full-screen mode is planned

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7M ago

Kinda not fond of this "eh, ship it and we'll fix it later" approach, but really what is the alternative if the publisher isn't willing to delay, crunch? Then again, these are enhanced emulations of 20+ year old games, it's not like they have everything riding on this release.


7M ago

As if the amount of data you have to download wasn't big enough yet.