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

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

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

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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.

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Sony lies about resolution again. << LINK REMOVED >>

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@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.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 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

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@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.

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@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

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XBOX FEEDBACK SHENMUE 3. VOTE HERE << LINK REMOVED >>

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pure lazyness of blizzard, 10 year old graphics diablo 3

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

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@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.

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Mkay. Is this somehow supposed to make it less enjoyable on the Xbone? Someone let me know. My comment was pending for the term Xbone. Wow, just wow.

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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!

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<< LINK REMOVED >> no one cares diablo is garbage.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Reaper of Souls is actually pretty awesome. Everyone has an opinion though I suppose.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 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.

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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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Correction: Only people who want the best for their money care.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Poor people*

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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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 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.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 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.


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@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.

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the whole this game runs at this that game runs at that

I don't recall articles like this during ps3,/360 days....

then PC gamers chip in with tec specs that mean nothing to me and fly straight over my head but hay great for you showing off you have money or mummy and daddy with endless cash to upgrade afew weeks later or a month after you just done that upgrade and a month after that rinse and repeat your money well done I enjoy my playstation 4

with this now the norm it's gonna be doing this for how many years then it's

this game runs on 4k that game runs at 1080

and PC gamers will chip in with there specs and blah blah blah

thank you? but erm what does the game actually do?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> the funny thing is most of the 'master race' nerds who are always talking smack about how superior PCs are dont even have top of the line rigs and cant run anything on ultra anyway.


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@Flyin3lvl The game looks better: more particle effects, better meshes, better textures, and more room for things like depth of field and ambient occlusion. This also means developers can do more things with the game like adding in more enemies, more visually unique abilities, and grander landscapes.


It's pretty childish yourself, ironically, to assume just because people enjoy a platform that runs games very well that their "mummy and daddy' bought it for them.


I'm a medically retired veteran with two young kids. I don't ever recall my parents paying any amount of my PC or laptop purchased within the last year; and both of them have 2-3x the computing power of the consoles.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> You're confusing native resolution to upscaled resolution. There's a huge difference. Besides, the PS3 upscaled to 1080p as well. I should know. I have a PS3 and a 1080p TV. Many multiplatform games did look slightly better on the Xbox 360 at launch, and they DID make a big deal about it. Most Xbox 360 games were native 720p though. Besides, if you have a 1080p TV then all games are automatically upscaled to 1080p by your TV even if your console doesn't upscale them. Displays can only display at one resolution. They simply upscale and downscale as needed. 720p won't display on a 1080p TV. It's always upscaled. Anyway, I'm done with the tech lesson.

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What resolution is the game on Xbox 360?

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 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 :)

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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.

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

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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.

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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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 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...?

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

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