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Destiny PS4 vs PS3 Beta Screenshot Comparison Shows How a Cross-Gen Game Should Be Made

When a game is announced as cross-generation between PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360, it’s easy to understand why many that moved to the current generation of consoles feel a measure of their excitement ebb away. Cross-generation games tend to penalize the current generation platforms rather heavily in order to accommodate the restriction of the old ones.

Luckily the PS4 version of Destiny doesn't suffer from that problem too much. (Destiny, PS3, PS4)

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gamer1138  +   499d ago
Looks like old gen players are gonna have a good time. But remember Bungie said they wanted 10 years out of this game...will we start to see Next Gen Only dlc?
Abriael  +   499d ago
I'm pretty sure it's 10 years for the franchise, not the single game :D
gamer1138  +   499d ago
See, I'm sure they were talking about this being the base game then going with expansions. Kind of like warcraft. I guess we'll see.
Rowdius_Maximus  +   499d ago
Either way this game looks great
badz149  +   498d ago
There is no where in Hell Activision would only release 1 game for 10 years. The least we can expect is a biannual releases from Bungie.
guitarded77  +   498d ago
Yeah, I'm not happy about Activision being involved at all, but the Alpha was awesome, and I'm downloading the beta now and expect it to be even better.

WARNING: There is a Facebook page called "Destiny Beta Codes" sending e-mails to their FB page, and have a download .exe file with it. DO NOT download. It is a Trojan.
Mikelarry  +   499d ago
@ gamer
thats what i thought as well but no there was an interview on this site about them saying (praraphrasing here)"they would only make destiny two once they have proven themselves with this one". ill find it and update my comment

Edit: article below

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gamer1138  +   499d ago
Thanks buddy! :D
MasterCornholio  +   499d ago
That was helpful. I thought it would be like Guild Wars but I guess I'm wrong.

Thanks for the link.
Gh05t  +   499d ago
I thought the cat was out of the bag because of some court document that it is planned to have a game then one year later an expansion and then a year later another game and so on and so fourth through 3-4 cycles. I will have to look for the document but Im pretty sure that was the plan.

if so I would expect the next stand alone game to be next gen only.
wsoutlaw87  +   498d ago
Yes thats what i remember too. There would be 4 destiny games with one every two years, with a large expansion in between each release. There will also be multiple dlcs. So i would imagine when destiny 2 comes out in 2016, it will be next gen only. Im sure with all the ps3/360 sales they are going to have the dlc and next years expansion are pretty much a guarentee on last gen.
Magicite  +   499d ago
call of duty have been milked longer than that.
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ITPython  +   498d ago
I started the beta tonight on PS4, and I gotta say, the visuals are pretty sh**y. Barely looks better than a late last-gen first-party PS3 game. Hell, aside from extra AA, it looks worse than quite a few.

I am incredibly disappointed, I would love to play the game and just have fun... but I can't get over how insanely crappy it looks. Hell, I can even tolerate Watch Dogs visuals for crying out loud!

This game is unbelievably sub-par in the visual department. I even get frequent framerate slowdowns, despite the game appearing as if it is only slightly better than last-gen PS3 visuals. This shouldn't be happening on the PS4.

XB1 parity was confirmed by Bungie, so that explains the beyond garbage visuals and sh*t performance on the PS4. (

F**king MS and their parity BS. We are going to be punished all generation long on multiplat games because MS chose sh*t hardware for the XB1. Unbelievable.
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gamer1138  +   498d ago
No pal, the reason for your perceived lack of stunning graphics comes down to the fact that Destiny is a CROSS GEN game. Watchdogs got smacked with the same thing. They have to have an engine that "scales" from 360/ps3 to x1/ps4. Watchdogs, Titanfall, Wolfenstein, Sniper Elite pretty much everything that is on old gen and next gen has had this issue. Stop spouting the parity shit. Did the xb1 stop COD from being 1080p on PS4? Did it stop the higher res on other multiplay games? No. You're unbelievable.

OT. I think the game looks good for an always online game.
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ITPython  +   497d ago
@gamer1138 - Sure, use cross-gen as an excuse now, but when this kind of garbage keeps up even when the games are only on PS4/XB1 what excuse will you use then? There is no doubt that MS is behind this. They will do everything in their power to bring the PS4 versions of games down to the XB1's level, as that takes away one of the biggest advantages the PS4 has, superior hardware.

Seriously read that article, they literally said they were not pushing the consoles (ie PS4's) limits due to some "creative" excuse. How would pushing the game to the limit on the PS4 harm their creative vision, please explain that to me.

Also remember when AC:BF released on PS4 with 900p resolution, then got patched to 1080p? And COD Ghosts was 720p with a patch to 1080p? The reason for that was without a doubt MS trying to cover up the resolution-gate, and they paid off the right person(s) to keep that disparity quite until the games released. Just imagine the game reviews if they had this giant difference in resolution when reviewing the games before they released.

I didn't play COD Ghosts, but I did play AC:BF, and it looked terrible before the 1080p patch. But with it running at 1080p, it is actually one of the best looking next-gen games so far, and it was cross-gen. So explain that.

This games lackluster visuals are either a result of lazy devs, or MS paying large chunks of cash under the table to have the PS4 version held back to XB1 levels. And I don't see Bungie as a lazy dev.
Mikelarry  +   499d ago
Definitely they put some effort in the ps3 version congrats to them. if i didn't own a ps4 those screen assures me that that last gen was not an after-thought when developing this game.
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Septic  +   499d ago
The last gen stuff is really impressive. Kudos to Bungie for achieving that kind of fidelity on last gen tech. The next-gen stuff is nice but not really mind blowing but it is cross-gen.
ginsunuva  +   498d ago
That's what last-gen games looked like anyway.

We're giving current-gen too much credit.
marlinfan10  +   499d ago

if anyone still needs one
Clown_Syndr0me  +   499d ago
Wow last gens looks great. There isn't that much difference to be honest, atleast not for a casual gamer.
The leap of graphics this gen hasn't been that big just yet, if I wasn't obsessed with having the latest everything I wouldn't bother upgrading yet..
alb1899  +   499d ago
Is the same thing......just more clear images in gen?
ShowGun901  +   499d ago
it looks ALOT sharper on the ps4 to me! i'd be pretty disappointed playing the ps3 one honestly, after waiting this long for it.

higher rez textures, higher screen resolution etc take a suprising amount of memory... its in the details man, the textures on the ps4 look hands down superior.
snookiegamer  +   499d ago
Lulz at the idiot disagreeing with that ^^

Yup 100% Agree!! Details, details, details...give me details. I'm in love with (PS4) Destiny!!! It's my new thing....until another new thing arrives ;)
GW212  +   498d ago
No it's not. If you look more closely, the assets are very different. The textures are much higher res. in the PS4 version. Also, there are some assets (trees, etc) just flat out missing from the PS3 version.
LamerTamer  +   498d ago
Since it was reported that the PS4 and Xbone versions are exactly the same the PS4's extra graphic power was not utilized. It was gimped to match the xbone so fanboys wouldn't be butthurt.
Fishy Fingers  +   499d ago
Quite honestly I expected a bigger difference. Looks like changing the res and upping a few details. If your really looking certain aspects look much better. Volumetric clouds etc. But over all, quite surprised by how last gen holds up.

Obviously I expect the current systems to play much better though.
kevnb  +   498d ago
blow up the pictures to full size, i think the last gen looks rather poor in comparison .

for example this isnt great looking

this looks good
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mcstorm  +   499d ago
Looks close on both consoles but would like to know how much different it would of been if it was a next gen only game.

Be interesting to see how well this game sells but im thinking it will be an interesting end to the year for the new IP's against the Old YOY IP's.
nope111  +   499d ago
The textures are muddy though. I'm really enjoying the PS3 beta, but i think i'll wait until i buy a PS4.
Gh05t  +   499d ago
Very cool comparison, It is pretty impressive on both consoles.
snookiegamer  +   499d ago
Playing Destiny (PS4) Beta right now!! Only paused it to write this LOL

Hands down, Destiny is the best game I've played in years. Bungie are now in my top 5 developers of all time list. This game is incredible.

I have a spare Beta Code to give away!!!

Screw competitions....First person on MY (N4G) FRIENDS LIST without a code message me and it's yours ;)
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mixolydian_id  +   499d ago
Shoulda played Halo when it was in it's prime then ;)
snookiegamer  +   499d ago
Who say's I haven't...

Played Halo's 1-4 and the remastered CE on 360. I enjoyed every one of them immensely. But Destiny is an RPG which just happens to be created by the same developers. 'IMO' Destiny is in a totally different league.

I may favor PlayStation consoles due to the type of games I like to play. But true I'm a 'Gamer', I'm not adverse to playing other consoles, devices or on PC ;)

Always nice to see the IDIOT brigade down voting me. Why, because I really like this game, or because I'm giving away a beta code to friends? JuJu Bean cravin' Muppets ;/
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Abriael  +   498d ago
Careful snookie. You can't pause in Destiny. Even if you're in the menus, the world still goes around you, and you can get killed :P
MasterCornholio  +   499d ago
I'm surprised with how good the PS3 version looks.

Bungie are incredible.
mixolydian_id  +   496d ago
It just goes to show... early release multi-platform titles really haven't started scraping the bottom of the barrel yet.

It seems they're more interested in pushing a game out earlier, then actually developing the game to the max. It's understandable considering the risk of losses.

But the developers/publishers are preying on the..

"if it's out on PS4 and XB1, it must be a better game then previous-gen releases"


Edit, also Bungie have always been a great developer... except I have noticed their releases are more sparse, prioritizing release date above everything else.

Halo game releases were drawn out with the likes of Halo Wars, ODST and Reach.

Halo Wars (cráp)

ODST ok... (Firefight was perfect except the huge flaw of no matchmaking)

Reach... (intermediary game, obvious Halo 4 delay, fun but game balancing came too late in the cycle, it's funny how they're pushing so many "Alpha's" and "Beta's" this time. Maybe issues with reach should've been clocked a lot sooner?)

People just wanted Halo 4, 5 and 6 and the franchise should already be done... it's probably this that killed the MLG scene... considering COD was being pushed out every year.

Destiny 2 will be released in 5 years time... after all the DLC and intermediary games have been forced upon the consumer., typical to say the least
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theshredded  +   499d ago
3rd person camera looks awful.
heisenberguk  +   499d ago
Both for eu PS4
corroios  +   499d ago
tks, using the second
IIFloodyII  +   499d ago
Not bad considering it's their first PS3 game, I'm really impressed, but I'll definity be getting it on the PS4.

I'm curious what's the performance like on the PS3?
mic_cala  +   499d ago
Its not that the last gen stuff is impressive its that the new gen clearly aint pushin the new gen cause the difference really isnt that big which is dissapointing was always goin to the case though with bein the old gen systems. Cant wait till games are new gen only thats whwn we will see a big difference.

Shame us early adapters have to wait for the old gen to phase out.
e-p-ayeaH  +   499d ago
Nicelly done for both versions
isa_scout  +   498d ago
I have 2 extra PS4 beta codes, if anyone wants one just message me...The more people get to play this fantastic game the better.
isa_scout  +   498d ago
All of my extra codes have been claimed
aquamala  +   498d ago
ps3 version actually looks pretty good
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   498d ago
i have a extra PS3 beta code. the first person to message me on PSN can have it
mochachino  +   498d ago
Shame it's cross platform, it could have looked better.

Should have just made the next-gen version 900p or 720p and upped the framerate to 60.

The gameplay is great but it's not smooth at all. And whenever you pan the camera you get that 30 FPS double image blur.

A 720p 60FPS game looks much sharper when moving the camera than a 1080p 30FPS game.
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DefenderOfDoom2  +   498d ago
Well , i played DESTINY BETA for about an hour on the PS3 and i am having fun. But i think the FPS mechanics for DESTINY are not as smooth and fluid as WOLFENSTEIN NEW ORDER . Due to WOLFENSTEIN N.O running at 60fps. But i really like the MELEE in DESTINY !
PersonMan  +   498d ago
If they look that similar, then they sure messed up. Why is the PS4 version only 30fps if it looks just like the PS3 version?
kevnb  +   498d ago
its like pc vs ps3 was for multiplats, obviously the difference will be even greater in motion.
sparks4121  +   498d ago
just spreading the love :)


elhebbo16  +   498d ago
Wow that old gen resolution is hurting my eyes, and those blurry textures dont even get me started.
Castanoodle  +   498d ago
So far Destiny has been a blast! Too bad I have to wake up early tomorrow :/
danny818  +   498d ago
Although the textures on the ps3 are bad, the ps3 is still pretty powerful and can still put up a fight. Freaking sony made a powerful last gen system
bahabeast  +   498d ago
This shows the ps3 still has life in it. I'm still rocking my ps3 at least till Christmas at most mid 2015 I'll upgrade to ps4.
Locknuts  +   498d ago
So it's the exact same game only sharper? Wow talk about diminishing returns. I think pretty much any kind of game is doable on PS360 level hardware. 4BONE just makes it look sharper.
nope111  +   498d ago
Anybody got a extra PS3 code? my friend wants to join the beta.

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