E3 2014: Bungie's Destiny Aiming for 1080p/30fps on Xbox One

Target resolution and frame rate revealed during E3.

Bungie is aiming to have the Xbox One version of the upcoming multiplayer-themed shooter Destiny run in 1080p/30fps, the developer told GamesTrailers writer Geoff Keighley this week at E3.

The increase in resolution is a result of the June Xbox One SDK for developers, which Microsoft says will boost the console's GPU power. The resolution and frame rate for the PlayStation 4 version of Destiny are unknown.

"I've been asking devs about impact of new Xbox One SDK on performance," Keighley said on Twitter. "Bungie says it will get Destiny to 1080p/30fps on Xbox One."

Earlier this week, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said Bungie was going to increase the resolution of Destiny based on the June SDK, but he didn't say what the new resolution was going to be.

Currently, many multiplatform games--including heavy-hitters like Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts--run in a higher resolution on the PlayStation 4 than the Xbox One. But it now appears that Sony may not hold a resolution advantage forever.

For more on Destiny, check out our video interview above about the game from E3 with Bungie's Eric Osborne.

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Static_C
Static_C

Am I the only person that values frame rate over resolution? I feel like developers are forcing high resolutions over higher frame rates (Watch Dogs for example. 900p really? Just give me the XOne's 792p with a higher fps pls). I'm not saying that 1080 isn't noticeably better than 720. It most definitely IS, but to me 720p/60fps is a much better gameplay experience than 1080p/30fps. It FEELS more "next-gen." Anyone out there feel the same way?

moesuir
moesuir

LESS than a year after launch, the console is already showing improvements. Can't wait to see if they can really use cloud computing to have large scale destruction in the upcoming game Crackdown, and maybe other future Xbox One exclusives such as Gears of War!!! 

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

Love how all this people don't get something as common as one console being the weakest on in a generation, something that has been happening since the 80's.

You would think all of them are 12 y/o or something.

Shango4
Shango4

Any Multi plat game X bone can do Ps4 can do better.

Shango4
Shango4

I think the PS4 version is going to be 60fps.

Shango4
Shango4

Without kinect Destiny version is now 1080p.

willjohnboy
willjohnboy

oh eddie your not even trying to flamebait any more lol

Foppe
Foppe

As long as the framerate is steady.

themc_7
themc_7

in all honesty, I dont care. Give me one or the other, don't shoot for 1080p at 60fps and then deliver neither. I'm happy with a game that can give me 1080p and a solid, consistent framerate. If every game for the rest of the gen was like this, I'd be happy. I'm one of those people who doesn't see the difference between 30 and 60 fps so it's really not a big deal for me.

rob9999991
rob9999991

I'm not going to complain at all. The res bump is nice, but I would have preferred 900p with 50 to 60 fps. Still this is very welcome.

itz_sinz
itz_sinz

I'd rather have 60 FPS at a lower resolution for an Online based FPS game if I'm honest.

frozenuxx
frozenuxx

The ps4, if 1080p, is going to be 30 fps too.

strap_704
strap_704

Why comment on Xbox one resolution and Fps but not on Ps4's?

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

Team Ice showed off its first 'tech demo' with the Uncharted 4 teaser. The console graphics race is over. See for yourself when Uncharted gets its full reveal. You don't believe it, but it's only a matter of time, because the teaser is the graphical quality of the game, and when it gets the full reveal (my gut says Game Informer will get it), they'll be trumpeting Team Ice as well. :)

kahnseal
kahnseal

as I read your post I noticed the dev say that 320 pixel on the screen is black for a cinematic ratio, like watching a Blu-Ray movie. That is STILL NOT 1080p. like I said they did this to be able to say the game is 1080p and not 800p which is what the game REALLY is. and its not a BAD thing because I think the game looks awesome, but lets not excuse the FACT that it has to use black bars to achieve this. otherwise it would be at a lower resolution. Now do you see how people arguing about this resolution crap is just silly and stupid? if you want GRAPHICS PC is the only way to get TOP of the line. Unless people are willing to buy a more powerful game console. YES they could make a more POWERFUL system to sell, but look how gamers cry and complain about spending 400-500 dollars on systems. I bet if the xbox came with the GDDR5 and the ESRAM and the system was 600 bucks you clowns would still complain even though it would be way stronger that the ps4 in theory.

flammable_zeus
flammable_zeus

What's the point of having all of the flashy effects when the game still plays like a slideshow? This is 2014! I remember Nintendo making a huge deal about Super Smash Bros Melee running at 60fps on Gamecube when that was released. There really is no single excuse these days for games to run so poorly when we have such amazing machines available to us.

gunnmetal
gunnmetal

id rather have better fps than better resolution anyday this is a first person shooter framerates counts when you aim

billzihang
billzihang

It does seem odd that a company as big as Activision are happy to see this game excluded from Windows... hmmm.. World of Warcraft? ACTIVISION/BLIZZARD? Perhaps it might have passed your noticed that MMOs have something of a home on PC. 


Yes-- it's an MMO. Don't listen to the Bungie lies trying to make it sound 'cooler' by not labelling itself one, as they know well how so many console gamers think MMOs are 'sad and nerdy'.

Martyr77
Martyr77

Well it's a good goal for Xbox One since it is a lot weaker than PS4. It will probably end up even less though unfortunately. I really wish Xbox One wasn't such a pathetic system.

ItchyIsVegeta
ItchyIsVegeta

@Shango4 Yeah right.  I will buy a PS4 and sell my Xbox One if that happens.  Halo Master Chief Collection or not.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@willjohnboy "now appears that Sony may not hold a resolution advantage forever." He may run out of news sources soon.

themc_7
themc_7

@eternal_napalm the in-game graphics will not look like that. I guarantee it. I know you got a chubby when it said "the following trailer was captured directly from a PS4", but that's not what you think it means. That was a cinematic created using the games engine, but it wasn't in-game. If those were the in-game graphics, that's what they would have said, because it did looked damn good and they'd want people to know it.

Gatman32
Gatman32

If it sucks like Uncharted 3 then graphics don't mean a thing.

bdrtfm
bdrtfm

@kahnseal  Do you even understand how aspect ratio works? Where the hell did you read there will be black bars? There will not be any black bars. I've never seen a game with an aspect ration of 1.85:1. It will be 1.78:1 i.e. 16:9. No developer in the world would make a game that wasn't 16:9. Nobody would buy it. The reason for the 1:85:1 aspect ration in cinema is to fit more horizontal on the screen as, that's where the action usually is, as apposed to wasted pixels on the sky. Its not so they can use a lower resolution.


But I agree, worrying about resolution is bad for gaming. Anybody with half a brain knows fps is more important than resolution. Unfortunately, many gamers do not utilize the full capacity of their brain and Sony marketing made resolution the key requirement in gaming this gen so, devs have no choice but to comply or face a witch hunt. 

bdrtfm
bdrtfm

@flammable_zeus  It has nothing to do with excuses or hardware. Its all about marketing. As I've said in another comment, Sony made 1080p a requirement for games this gen. With all of their "it looks better on PlayStation" garbage, MS and developers now have no choice but to make games 1080p or people who know nothing about how graphics render will assume the game is subpar quality in graphics. I said this ploy would bite Sony in the behind eventually and, it already is starting.

wallacom
wallacom

@gunnmetal ^Exactly. I would rather have 900p@60fps than 1080@30fps. Than again, Destiny looks slow and not a real competitive multiplayer shooter. Titanfall gameplay is much faster than Destiny's gameplay.

themc_7
themc_7

@billzihang I'd hardly called this an MMO. Runescape, Wow, Guild Wars, etc. those are MMOs. How is this any different than Halo, COD, or Borderlands? 4 player co-op and probably 24 at most in MP.

jayjay444
jayjay444

@billzihang Good thing about this MMO is no monthly subscription however dose that mean we won't see one in the future?

itz_sinz
itz_sinz

@MontyPython4-r For Multiplayer games, especially Racing Games and First Person Shooters you really want to be having 60 FPS.

VersaType
VersaType

@Martyr77 It's not that much weaker. The power gap between these two consoles is smaller than the 360 and the ps3. The gap was made bigger with the kinect. But if games don't use it, then the gap won't really be there.

Shango4
Shango4

@kahnseal @Shango4 No,thats what the hardware and games say.

Bigjoe275
Bigjoe275

Yeah just like watchdogs ingame footage

kahnseal
kahnseal

@bdrtfm  go back and READ the kotuka article. the devs are using the black bars for the cinematic feel as they say.

gammagreen
gammagreen

@bdrtfm how in anyway is this "being Sony in the behind"? You are byist in every comment you write about your Xbox One. It is a worse console that is overpriced..hope you are happy with the kinekt you were forced to buy because Microsoft told you that kinekt was essential to Xbox zone then releases a version without one later....lol

jerjef
jerjef

@jake198624 @themc_7 I know the old COD games used to do it all the time in their adverts and remember the Killzone 2 E3 controversy?

Gatman32
Gatman32

I seem to have struck a nerve, need a tissue?