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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When a developer says, "it's locked at 30" or "60" it means that it is capped from going beyond that value and that it is at least hitting that mark 50% of the time. Now, some developers do mean "solidly" and you will seem them state that...from time, to time. When a console is locked at a "solid 60fps" it meeting that, that threshold is being met the majority of the time, around the clock. Take the majority of games touted as 60fps, such as Battlefield 4, for PS4. It is the worse of the bunch. The majority of the time it is hovering around 45fps and only seldom actually hits 60 or even goes beyond the low 50's. There are framerate videos out there on it.
So, why is Blizzard acting like this is such a big deal? Just market it as a 60fps and be on your way...that's what most others are doing. EVERY SINGLE console game marketed as 30/ 60FPS drops below that mark, up to 50% of the time. Think of it that way. If a developer claims "solid," then take it more seriously and that figure is probably trimmed down to only around, 5-10%
The funny thing about the console industry...they poison your mind into thinking that it has to either be "this round number" or "that round number..." not even many PC's are running a silky-smooth, fixed 60FPS...and many of us will trade off our 60FPS for extra quality graphics/ flitering....we're happy if a game is averaging 45-60+FPS. 45 FPS looks virtually indistinguishable from 60...but there is a difference between 30fps vs 40-45fps.
Face it, framerate dips occur! Just because a game gives you 60fps in corridors/ rooms, but drops to 40-50 in open spaces, doesn't mean it needs to be framerate locked at 30fps or the resolution dropped. That's stupid thinking and it makes no sense...and anyway, when has a top-down hack n' slash RPG ever been demanding on a console? I've seen the screenshots, if Blizzard has a hard time running that at 1080p/ 60fps then they have the most in efficient, shit graphics engine out there and I somehow refuse to believe that, that is the case. I can probably run the PC version of this game at around 120fps, with ease. In fact, my wife, with her GTS450 1.5GB Nvidia card can probably run this at 1080p/ 60fps...and that isn't as powerful as what is in these consoles.

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blizzard and their 2004 graphics. lol pretending it was hard to make this 1080p

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Graphics party


Xbot: *Crashes Party*..........We have a 1080p game you losers!!


PS4 & PC Users: *Blank stares with crickets chirping*

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great

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@daikkenaurora12 hahahaha, I hope this is sarcastic cause that's how im totally taking it and its hilarious

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What i don't understand is why this patch isn't already in the game at launch since is a day one patch, doesn't make any sense. Unless...hmmm.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Final gold before ship, is sometimes months old. The update is just that an update to the game after it went to presses.

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Even though I'm glad that the Xbox One players will be able to enjoy the 1920x1080p native resolution with 60 FPS, I just wish that I could be able to import my PC characters on the next-generation consoles.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Who wouldn't, but at least we can play the game offline with no lags or drops from buggy servers to poor isp or kids watching videos. ME and some friends plan to have a LAN party with this game late early october, cannot wait.

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So a low impact graphic game still needs a patch to reach 1080?!?


Jesus this system sucks...

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You don't even know why they waited to implement it with a patch.

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Oh but, it's ok for Sony to release day one patches for 1080p.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> its already native 1080p.

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I wonder if the patch actually boosts the resolution from 900p to 1080p or if it is just going to upscale it. I assume the latter.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> The Xbox One already upscale all lower-res to 1080p. What changes here is that now Diablo will run natively at 1080p, so it's the first option.

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I bet it hurt Eddie Makuch to write this story. Like physically hurt him.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Well he's probably also cheaper, perhaps in more than one way, like where he works out of is cheaper to operate, or heck maybe he even works out of his home.


If you actually think about it, one of the reasons people talked about for the layoffs, not sure if officially confirmed or just speculation, was a focus on more video content rather than written. Eddie is almost entirely on the written side, first time I ever saw him in a video was only a few months ago, just before E3 I think it was. I wonder if he is even a direct employee, maybe he's a contractor or just like a "permanent" freelancer.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Given that most of his articles are about the resolution of some game or another, I hope he "survived" because they're not paying him that much.

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If I could use my existing PC characters I'd purchase it. Good move for X1. Don't understand why it wasn't done prior to launch though. Always felt kinda iffy about day one patches.

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I'm happy for the xbone owners since now they can enjoy the game on higher res.

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And the Sony fanboys GOES NUTS!!!! Also calling this game GARBAGE now! You guys got double standards leaking outta your ears! -__-

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Doesn't matter much, the game has terrible art assets anyway even in 1080p it looks like crap. Textures looks like they're from the 1990's.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I am not sure what you are talking about, even though it is a few years old already, the PC version looks amazing with incredible detail, textures, shadows, movement, and amazing levels of AI all the while having a ton of enemies and four players on screen. While the 8th gen console game has only showed videos - which does not the same- the game still looks good.

While D3 is not meant to look like MEtro last light, the achievements it reaches in top down strategy action rpg game is amazing and the best of what is out there right now. I do not like many of blizzards policies and the story could be chunkier - expand followers storylines out- graphics is not a 'con' to me.

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sweet, still getting the ps4 version however

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The power of the X1 is finally showing!!!!! Being able to run a low demanding game in 1080p is great news. What about Witcher, Far Cry, AC Unity, Batman??

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None of the games you mentioned are out yet and I specifically remember reading the target for all those game were still 1080p on both consoles

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And long may the Sony Sheep brigade cry themselves to sleep

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Good to hear even if I'm picking it up for PS4

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Yay!

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a 2 d game 1080 p. riiiight. still looks 2 d i bet. Honestly how does this make a headline

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<< LINK REMOVED >> It is summer and there are a lot of fanboys here today. They can capitalise on their clicks and add revenue easily with articles like this.

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if it does not run at REAL 1080p on my precious PS4 I will sue. again.

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