E3 2014: Diablo 3 Runs In 900p on Xbox One, 1080p on PS4

Blizzard confirms resolution details for upcoming version of the dungeon crawler.

Blizzard Entertainment has revealed that Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition runs in 1080p on PlayStation 4 and 900p on Xbox One. Senior producer for the console version, Julia Humphreys, confirmed the resolution details to Joystiq in an interview this week from E3.

Both versions of Diablo III run at 60fps. "We're prioritizing frame rate," Humphreys said about the difference in resolution. It was previously confirmed that Diablo III would run in 1080p on PS4, but the Xbox One resolution was unknown.

Resolution has been a hot topic of late, as the trend continues that multiplatform games often run in a higher resolution on PlayStation 4 than Xbox One. This disparity might not last forever, though, as Microsoft recently rolled out a new Xbox One software development kit update that boosts the console's GPU power. In the case of Bungie's Destiny, this update has allowed the studio to reach 1080p on Xbox One.

Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition launches August 19 for PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The game contains the main Diablo III game and the Reaper of Souls expansion. As we learned at E3 this week, the PS4 version of the game includes infected from The Last of Us, as well as a special Shadow of the Colossus transmog set.

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midloo
midloo

Wow.  What amazing things will PS4 owners do with those extra 180p's?  The world awaits with bated breath. 

justerthought
justerthought

XB1 gamers can look forward to a Limited Edition version of each multiplat game. They have the exclusive luxury of playing the game at a limited quality with 900p resolution and gimped eye candy. This seems to be the trend with all games now on the XB1, while poor PS4 gamers have to make do with 1080p and superior image quality.

handofkain
handofkain

@Blazen702 from what I read in this article the xbox one version strikes me the same as in watch dogs case. It will probably be 7xxp res max. Which accounts to, in MY opinion, that this whole "next gen" talk is a lie since the consoles can't run launch games at 1080p smooth enough. However, only time will tell how much longer this is going to last

Vylsith
Vylsith

@Blazen702 Beta is usually lower quality than the full game to decrease download size.  Notice Digital Foundry assumed nothing from their analysis.  You shouldn't either.  Besides, Sony never said the game would be 1080p.  The developer did.  Stop it with the FUD.  Thanks.

justerthought
justerthought

@handofkain @Blazen702 

Your opinion is incorrect because Tomb Raider DE and Assassin's Creed 4 ran perfectly smooth at 1080p with lush high res detail. Many times better than last gen PS3. The next gen is far more powerful than the previous gen. Anyone who has played a game on PS4 would know that.

You haven't got a PS4 so you're just making assumptions and guessing based on what you read on websites and viewing compressed HD Youtube videos. Anyone expecting to see the quality jump by viewing Youtube videos is a fool because the PS4 quality is compressed to PS3 level. You are going to have to wise up and stop being so dumb.

handofkain
handofkain

@justerthought Maybe I am dumb, but if the game can run on previous gen consoles, I really can't call it "next gen", especially since the architecture differs between generations. And stop calling other people names just because they don't agree with you

gunnmetal
gunnmetal

pure lazyness of blizzard, 10 year old graphics diablo 3

bkamagnum
bkamagnum

D3 runs 4k on my PC har har. #PCMASTARACE

Vylsith
Vylsith

@bkamagnum Sure, now you just need to pay the $1,000+ for a TV that can only refresh 30 times per second.  Nice.  4K isn't really a great option for gaming unless you have the money to buy a 60 Hz 4K TV/Monitor.  It's really not worth it at this point.  Despite what everyone likes to pretend, very few people actually play anything at 4K.

alex2751
alex2751

So I guess all Xbots try to convince me that DVD is same as a Blu-ray? Wonder why do I really need Blu-ray, DVD is a new hot stuff for 21st century!

constantterror
constantterror

@oflow you care or you wouldn't have responded hehe and Diablo is not garbage its awesome as hell and even better on PS4 and PC but sucks on xbox divorced.

Vylsith
Vylsith

@oflow @alex2751 Reaper of Souls is actually pretty awesome.  Everyone has an opinion though I suppose.

edro
edro

if i were playing on the pc i would notice the difference cuz you are really close to the screen, but since my tv is some feet away from my bed.Its almost impossible to see the difference between 900 and 1080 from xbox and ps4

prime_l
prime_l

Only fanboys care...

And I say this having just purchased a PS4.

poopoohed
poopoohed

@prime_l Correction: Only people who want the best for their money care.

willjohnboy
willjohnboy

what i find funny about this bit of news is that this game came out before the new gen consoles and xbox one can't run it at 1080p i thought microsoft said with the kinnect games would be easier to run at 1080p on xbox one another lie from microsoft why im i so surprised

oflow
oflow

@willjohnboy running at 1080 is a developer decision not an MS decision.  Games can run at 1080 on xboxone there are a number of them that do right now like forza 5.

The thing is the difference between 900 and 1080 isnt that much and also its actually better if it runs at 900 but has a better framerate than 1080 and shuttering.


constantterror
constantterror

@willjohnboy cause that's all xbox does is lie to their fans right to their faces but they stick with crap so they know what they are getting.

Vylsith
Vylsith

@oflow @willjohnboy If not for the poor grammar and misspelled words I'd think you were part of the Microsoft PR department.  Sure it's the developer's decision.  Developer's have a set amount of resources they can use, and optimization will only get you so far.  Obviously the developers have to make decisions when it comes to performance vs. visuals.  That doesn't mean that you can't tell the difference between 900p and 1080p.  You definitely can tell the difference.  Anyone who pretends otherwise is either lying or naive.  The difference isn't huge by any means, but it definitely still exists.

The PS4 has an advantage in terms of hardware over the Xbox One.  We all know this.  I have no idea why people keep pretending it doesn't matter.  Obviously it does.  Does it make the PS4 better than the Xbox One?  Of course not.  That's a decision you have to make by yourself as a consumer.  It IS an advantage the PS4 has over the Xbox One however.  People need to stop downplaying it.  It is what it is.

dani3po
dani3po

What resolution is the game on Xbox 360?

prime_l
prime_l

Without looking it up I'm 90% sure it was 1080, upscale from native 720.

But it's redundant as the next gen versions will have 'a fresh lick of paint'

ZeroFallout1
ZeroFallout1

Devs are not going to spend much time on MS versions because of the difficulty. It's a reversal of last hen when the ps3 was hard to code for. The big difference is the PS 3 had a more powerful GPU while the X1 is anemic out of the box.

Blazen702
Blazen702

Another statement by someone who has no idea what they are talking about. The Xbox is called so because it is relying on directx hence the name directx box. X1 is using directx11 which is years old. With directx12 the X1 will be almost twice as powerful as it is now. And that's fact not opinion. AMD and Nvidia know more then you clueless kids

zyberwoof
zyberwoof

@ZeroFallout1


Ideally, this is where good development tools will come in.  As things like the Unreal Engine mature, it will do more of the heavy lifting and have advanced ways of handling different architecture.  Hopefully this is the case.


And ignore Blazen, all of his posts on this article are pretty bad.  I love my X1 and hate Sony, but I'm not going to go around claiming that graphical abilities of the X1 surpass the PS4's.

gammagreen
gammagreen

@Blazen702 lol the Xbox One will be almost twice as powerful with directx12 and that's a fact .....


Jus no but can I have some of what you're smoking...?

Blazen702
Blazen702

You have no idea what you are talking about. I doubt you even own an X1

Blazen702
Blazen702

I see you have nothing to say now right? Stop being a douchebag and accept the truth

poopoohed
poopoohed

@Blazen702  You sound like you're in hardcore panic mode kid lol. I see your sad posts all over this article jumping in to defend that POS any time something bad is said about it lmfao.  

Face it you bought an underpowered box and you're upset about it, it's ok. It's not 2007 anymore :)

Blazen702
Blazen702

Proving that you are full of S h i t isn't panick mode it's putting kids like you in your place.

Blazen702
Blazen702

I think you mean the crapstation4. No games to play, bankruptcy, crappy online service, lies about resolution, delays till 2015, yea enjoy knack and killzone as I enjoy better exclusives and better visuals. Every cross platform so far has looked better on the X1 and Ryse at 900p looks better then anything 1080p on the Crapstation.

zyberwoof
zyberwoof

@Blazen702


Calling me a kid, that's cute.  Tell that to my wife, job, mortgage, and two young kids that leave me with little free time.


Read any tech articles whether they be from Microsoft, Intel, AMD, nVidia, Seagate, or anyone else.  They all tout that their new hardware or software are X% better in their synthetic tests.  And they just about always fall very short in the real world.  


This was also the case with PS4.  The GPU was supposedly 50% better, while benchmarks showed it to only perform around 30% better.  And on top of that, the real world results so far have typically been that you need to watch the X1 and PS4 side-by-side to tell the difference, meaning that they are close enough.


Try being an adult and not taking all articles at face value.  Wait two years to see what developers are able to produce with DX12 before believing the hype.  It may very well double GPU performance, but it also may add very little in the end.  

zyberwoof
zyberwoof

@Blazen702


Gamertag: Zyberwoof

I have Dead Rising 3, PvZ, Titanfall, Spartan Assault (not worth $15), and Killer Instinct.  I have a Day One edition, and I supported their original "all digital" plan.  In fact, I've only put a disc into my X1 once and that was to make sure the drive works.  Also, the TitanFall controller and the stereo headset are a great match.


My original comment wasn't senseless bashing of the X1.  I love it.  The GPU does look to be less powerful hardware, but I don't think the differences are enough to make me regret my pick.  In fact, most of the time it is hard to tell the difference without looking at the two systems side-by-side.  I love the Microsoft franchises, and as someone who works in IT, I actually really appreciate Microsoft's cloud capabilities.  In fact, I even thought it was great when I heard the X1 ran 3 OS's at once to help increase stability and manage resources.

ABIBASS
ABIBASS

Power of the box they said...

Blazen702
Blazen702

Kids on here know nothng about gfx. Even at 900p the X1 looks superior to the PS4 as most cross platforms look better on the X1. Textures and lighting are all way better on the X1

ABIBASS
ABIBASS

Tell me which game? You obviously lying

Blazen702
Blazen702

Try looking at comparison videos on YouTube kid. All the reviewers give the edge to Xbox One. Battlefield, CoD, Wolfenstein, tomb raider and even Ryse at 900p looks better then anything on the Ps4. Wake up

willjohnboy
willjohnboy

@Blazen702 your blind fanboyism is truly astounding it's common knowledge as far as consoles go PS4 produces the better multiplatform games and judging by bloodborne and the order 1886 the xb1 is noware near even the new zelda is giving the xb1 a run for it's money however as always pc destroys them all

Blazen702
Blazen702

Common knowledge by who? Sony fans? Try watching the comparison videos. Try comparing Ryse to anything on PS4. Better visuals does not go by resolution alone. Get a clue

jonmar
jonmar

@Blazen702 I guess your statement is true if you think a blurry image looks better than a clean and sharp one.

gammagreen
gammagreen

@Blazen702 lol when Xbox fans console can't reach 1080 because its an underspecced POS you say games magically look better in a worse resolution on the console you are sad you bought...


Okay go back to your fantasy land where games in worse resolution magically look better then the same game in higher resolution. Whatever let's you Xbox fans sleep at night but we all know the truth because it's found on every gaming site in the world. Almost every multi plat game looks better on PS4. A few make look the same but NO multiplat game look better on Xbox One then PS4. 


Just hit up digital foundry the leading authority on which games look better on what.


P.S. Infamous SS wrecks Ruse graphically and gameplay wise but good try!

lostn
lostn

Turn off the Kinect reserved resources and we might get 1080p.

shivam024
shivam024

@lostn 900P has been achieved from 792P by turning off those res, I wonder what else can they turn off nowto get more outta it?