Playstation gamers got access to theDestiny beta build yesterday, and after wading through a swamp of errors and delays, finally getting their keen hands on the goods. Xbox fans will have to wait until Wednesday 23rd to get their crack at it, and according to reports following an IGN livestream with Bungie’s Community Manager, David Dague, gamers who’ve backed Microsoft’s consoles may have another cause for disappointment – the beta won’t be running in 1080p.
Dague clarified that despite the resolution of the beta content, “[Bungie] are aiming for 1080p on all platforms”, IGN’s Ryan McCaffrey suggesting that the lower resolution in the Xbox ONE’s beta version might result from developmental branching, where the progress of the beta build is detached from the main project, causing a disparity between the two.
After an early release for the Destiny beta on PS4, the Xbox ONE might find itself somewhat staring down the barrel
Senior Environmental Artist, Jason Sussman, said at E3 that all platforms should expectDestinyin 1080p and at 30fps by launch. Given this, however, we’re still lacking explanation for why the Playstation 4 version is storming ahead, rocking the desired resolution even now.
This sort of news crops up all the time these days, and causes the biggest stir when attached to such enormous projects asDestiny, clearly showing that looks are high up the list of importance for many gamers, though I would caution that the sort of speculation that comes apart from these stories can be unnecessarily damaging for a game and its release. Take all this with a pinch of salt until you’ve had a chance to have a go yourself.
We’ll have to wait until September 9th to get to grips with the final, finished product. Until then, enjoy the beta if you can get a go!