Diablo 3 for Xbox One Will Run In 1080p After Day-One Patch

Blizzard confirms dungeon-crawler will run at 1080p/60fps just like the PlayStation 4 version.

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The Xbox One version of Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition will run at 1080p after a day-one patch, Blizzard Entertainment has confirmed. The patch boosts the resolution from 900p to 1080p. Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition for Xbox One also runs at 60fps, bringing the game's resolution and frame rate on par with the PlayStation 4 version.

"The game will be available [in] 1080p on both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One," Blizzard associate producer Tiffany Wat tells GameSpot. "Native 1080p resolution. You will need to download the day-one patch for the Xbox One to get that support, but it will be there. We're very happy about that."

That the Xbox One version of Diablo III will run in 1080p at launch this month is somewhat of a surprise. Blizzard Entertainment developers said last month that while it would be possible to get to 1080p some day, the studio did not expect to make it there for launch day on Xbox One.

Though Blizzard's statement today does not mention it specifically, the developer said previously that the Xbox One June SDK (an update for developers that boosts console GPU power) could allow Blizzard to improve the resolution though a patch.

Diablo III launches August 19 for Xbox One and PS4. Publisher Activision Blizzard announced this week that the game has now sold more than 20 million copies, including the Reaper of Souls expansion. Diablo III is currently available for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

For more on Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, be sure to watch a replay of our interview with Blizzard above.

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So, when a game can't do 1080p on X1, it's because the X1 is a piece of crap. However, when a game can do 1080p on X1, its because the games graphics are crap. What is it with these Sony << LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>? Why do you want the X1 to fail so badly? What is in it for them? What would they gain if the X1 really did fail? Can someone please enlighten me or, is the mind of the << LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> so messed up that, understanding it is simply impossible?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> no, this game graphics is a piece of crap, i have it on pc i can confirm that even the xbox one gpu should be able to max this crap out, this game graphics sucks balls, just see it for yourself, a 7750 should be able to run this with no problems at all, that was all the devs being freaking lazy, the xbox one has crap gpu, but not running diablo 3 was not the console, it was all devs.

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@rogerpdaultry @Sohaim @bdrtfm it is true lol, Diablo 3 being heavy on gpu side? thats a load of BS, if the bonaire gpu could not handle i would point fingers, but it can and it should, and honestly, its the devs fault.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I have an i7 3930K 3.2 Ghz, liquid cooled, Radeon 7970HD Gigabit Edition - 3GB GDDR5, 32 GB DDR3, 250 GB SSD, Sabertooth X79 and sometimes I get lag when there are 4 heroes on screen spamming their skills. Especially on Bridge of Korsikk where there are massive amounts of mobs. So, obviously, the game can get graphically demanding at times.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> oh no thats lag, pure lag, i have a i7 4770k(4.5 watercooled by h100i), Asus z87 expert, G Skill Z 16 gb,R9 290x MSI gaming OC, Corsair HX850, and it lags heavy on me, i lost many hardcore thanks to lag, it was nowhere near to pc not being able to handle, it was the servers, dude even with my old 5970 i had zero problems, and back then i had a 2500k clocked at 4.7ghz and zero problems, if this game were offline you would have zero problems.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> If it was only server lag, it would not be so specific. Server lag is erratic and can happen anytime no matter what assets are on screen. Also, you would see a ping drop. It is sometimes - but not always server lag.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> what? in here it happens only with mobs, server cant handle all the info, thats how i lost many charactes, at some point it would even stop lol

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I have 6 HC heroes - Paragon 330, never lost a single one to lag or disconnect.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> i did, and stoped playing because they would not fix the lag in brazil, too much bs.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> They are extremely angry because they know eventually their ps3.5 will be upstaged by the features a large wealthy company can bring to the table. They get nervous when articles state the next new feature. They get nervous when resolution becomes moot. They are so afraid of a repeat of the trauma that was ps3 vs. 360. The best think to do is provide links for them to contact mental health professionals.

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@rogerpdaultry @bdrtfm Honestly I'm all for it. I'm an Xbox fan, but I would've hated if the X1 had a runaway success... Microsoft would probably become very lethargic in that scenario...


Competition is always good.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> And being the wealthy underdog can only spell terrible danger for the competition.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Why though? That's the part I don't get. It's like me not being able to feel comfortable in the new underwear I bought unless I see people wearing a different brand of underwear clutching at their crotch in discomfort.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Roger said it best.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> It's tied in with their self-esteem.

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Question is why does such a dated (graphics wise) game required a patch at all?) The game should have been without needing the patch and seemingly other triple AAA titles with far better graphics have said that improvement isn't enough.


Well I guess if it helps one outdated game it's better than nothing.


Good job Microsoft. You actually helped out ONE title for your Xbox ONE. Nice support for your player base there. *ONE handed clap*

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Sounds bitter. You can get an Xbox One, no one is stopping you. Swallow your pride.

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That's good. I don't even care about the resolution debate or Diablo. I am just happy the resolution war is almost over because I was sick and tired of hearing about it. Doesn't make a game better.

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The June SDK for Xbox One is diffinetly working, we'll start seeing more Xbox One multiplatform games running at the same resolution/fps as the PS4 versions

PlayStation fanboys will collectively scream out in horror

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Um people already saying that June SDK isn't enough to help with their titles... sorry your out of date. One day we will cry.. for the Xbox player base that is-

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Is it me or just 99 % of all XBox One news is about will it or will it not run something in 1080p?

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