"With no PC version announced as yet, it's fair to say that the PlayStation 4 version of Destiny shows Bungie's new Destiny engine in the best light. Producing some of the most impressive dynamic lighting and post-process effects seen so far on console, it could be suggested that the last-gen consoles are really going to struggle in delivering an equivalent experience, but Bungie built its new engine with scalability in mind, and the release of a PS3 beta alongside its console flagship suggests a high level of confidence in its last-gen offerings.
With the engine confidently described as the bedrock for all upcoming projects over the next decade, it's uncertain how many more games in the Destiny series will see last-gen support using this tech. However, we're off to a very convincing start with what's been shown so far. Weighing in with a 5.6GB download for its beta build (against the PS4's 13.2GB), the PS3 version shows how tightly Bungie intends to optimise for all its ports come launch day in September."