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Xbox One 'Ultimate Evil Edition' Reaches 1080p Resolution

Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition will be released in full 1080p resolution on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, according to a report by the San Jose Mercury News. This is a boost from the 900p resolution that was originally specified for the Xbox One version of the game. That was detailed in recent press promotion for the upcoming game, that also provides new video of the game being controlled via the PlayStation Vita. (Diablo III, Xbox One)

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JonnyBigBoss  +   550d ago
Thank goodness.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   550d ago
@Johnny Is it REALLY that big of a deal to you and your kind who tout this?

Is it good news sure its always good news but its not end all be all, life or death.

Good news for X1 owners who really, really cares for it.

Lets hope the game plays well.
Docknoss  +   549d ago
This game and Diablo 3 are now 1080p. Dev's are getting better at manipulating the ESRAM'S Choke points
christocolus  +   549d ago
Its just good to know that devs are able to hit the 1080 mark and with MS constant sdk updates im certain they will get better at working with the hardware over time. I imagine the launch games would all have benefited from this extra gpu and cpu boost.

I can only imagine how good gears4, halo5 and rares upcoming titles will look. Great times ahead.
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Cueil  +   549d ago
>_> the ESRAM isn't a choke point it can read and write simultaneously from RAM and CPU
BlackWolf12  +   549d ago
Well yeah, resolution absolutely does matter.

When we have TV screens larger and larger every year. It is noticeable.
Julion0715  +   549d ago | Well said
I swear ppl don't even care if games are fun anymore it's like 1080p equal fun now. How about we focus more on if games are good or not smh
gfk342  +   549d ago
Reaching 1080p doesn't mean that some compromises haven't been made. The best example is Sniper Elite 3 in which despite boosting 1080p, Xone has a lot of issues. Please check Digital Foundry's face off and you'll see: bad frame rate, screen tearing, no ambient occlusion, worst textures than Ps4 and others. So I rather have a less resolution with good performance than vice versa. Hope this would not be the case with Diablo on Xome.
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badz149  +   549d ago
LOL hitting 1080p on a low end game like Diablo 3 is something worth celebrating! /s
Volkama  +   549d ago
Diablo 3 actually looks really good in stereoscopic 3D. I didn't expect isometric games to gain much from the extra dimension, but they really do.

I suppose if the game is just reaching 1080p then 3D is off the table, which is a shame!
XBLSkull  +   548d ago
Definitely a closing gap and not a widening one.
ShinMaster  +   548d ago
Geezus you're so defensive.
Magicite  +   549d ago
Not the most demanding game, but alright.
Cueil  +   548d ago
that they had any issue with either system shows you how important consoles are to Blizzard... not important at all
Sonital  +   549d ago
Indeed, now I can enjoy those extra pixels during the continual fluster cuck that is Diablo 3.
SilentNegotiator  +   549d ago
It would be silly if this undemanding, cross-gen game didn't manage 1080p on the bone.
FanboyKilla  +   548d ago
Lol who cares. Its diablo 3. A game that has released multiple times already. The same game mind you. What is this the fourth or fifth iteration of this game? Lol diablo is the devil.
Tsar4ever  +   548d ago
Don't mean to read like troll, but so what? It's not as if the Diablo 3 engine is exactly known for stressing GPU's unlike the CryEngine, Unreal 4, Dice's BF4 engine, Havoc & Unity. I mean Hell, Diablo even runs well on last Gen consoles.

I mean really, who out there uses Diablo 3 as a benchmark to test the capability of a graphics card?
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Kribwalker  +   548d ago
The so-what's out there are for all the ps fanboys that have continuously called out the X1 for not being 1080p on's lookin at you Patrick23, filling my PM box with stupid messages about it all the time
user6540948  +   548d ago
It's a low polygon, overhead 2.5d perspective with ZERO draw distance (due to it being overhead). There's no reason why Xbox One shouldn't be able to do 1080p.

Saying it can do this game at 1080p isn't really saying much about the xbox one hardware.
legionsoup  +   548d ago
Well wholly crap! The Xbone can run a Gamecube game at 1080p!
MorePowerOfGreen  +   550d ago
I've been saying for months the disparity we've seen so far has nothing to do with PS4's capabilities and had to do with the rushed XB1 dev tools. Not saying PS4 won't pull off some great stuff with its supposed edge naturally later this gen but by then it won't matter with DX12 and azure coming.
GarrusVakarian   550d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(3)
Hellsvacancy  +   550d ago
You also say a LOT of rubbish over the months, no wonder you're not taken seriously

Honestly though, how demanding of a game is Diablo 3 anyway?
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system22  +   549d ago
depends on how they built it... how big the environments are, the poly counts on models, animation rigs on the models, physics, lighting, map size, texture resolution, rendering effects like ao, caustics, sub-surface scattering etc... can't really say how demanding it is til we know what its outputting and whats been updated.
MRMagoo123  +   549d ago
well on the pc I have diablo 3 on with the xpac , the video card is a gt 450 and it runs diablo at above 50 fps even when I have about 60 or so mobs on me at once, so its not that bad but it can get hectic when its elite mobs with shiny affixes that make a lot of effects.
ThanatosDMC  +   549d ago
It was chugging current systems and burning out gpus because it was an unstable mess when it came out the first time. It was an awful game with low textures and lack of content till they start patching the game.
Xb1ps4  +   549d ago
That's funny I see that comment a lot when a xb1 game hit 1080p... " how demanding is the game"
badz149  +   549d ago

To be perfectly honest, Diablo 3 is really nothing special graphic wise just like any other Activision/Blizzard games. Actually it would be an embarrasement if the Xbone couldn't run it @1080p at a decent fps!
The_HarryEtTubMan  +   549d ago
I wonder if even you believe the things you type.

Supposed edge? Check out the disparity so far:

Hopefully MS can get those dev kits up in running so Xbone peasants can experience Witcher 3, COD Advanced Warfare and even Bone Exclusives like Sunset Overdrive in full HD by 2014/2015. I've only been playing in 1080p on PC since 2007 now.
Grave  +   549d ago
Wow, that's a sobering list. With all the sources to back it up too. Ouch.
jmac53  +   549d ago
Haha! Your saviors, the cloud and DX12. What's it going to be next when those don't pan out.
poor_cus_of_games  +   548d ago
I know right. Every week it's like a new excuse. I'm starting to hate the fact that I bought a x1. The trolls here really put you off it.
PudgeyBurrito  +   548d ago
I wish people would start doing there homework. DX12 is an api.. Xbox One games fail to run smoothly at 1080p because of the additional load on the shading units. Games are bottle-necked by the Xbox One’s limited number of GPU cores. Direct X12 is not going to change anything. Developers might be able to squeeze out better performance elsewhere in the system like the cpu, but there is only so much that can be done with the hardware they’re working with. Simply put, The xbox one no matter what software has limit's and it just can't punch out high graphical games at 1080p without sub resolutions and scaling. This will be come more apparent in 3 or 4 years.

Please People, Start doing you're homework.

Also azure is going to need a stable internet connection to crunch units in the cloud and relay them which will cause massive lag to a game if the connection Degrades and won't work at all without a connection.
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Bigpappy  +   550d ago
Whatever 900p would have been fine by me. This game would have look great at 900p if it was running consistently at 30 or more fps. Haters are going to hate no matter the resolution.
gamer7804  +   549d ago
wouldn't have mattered to me either, honestly in some cases 900p could "appear" better but that depends on how and if antialiasing is implemented in the game. Upscaling 900p can give the edges a softer look and help out if no anti aliasing is present. However generally 1080 looks a tiny bit better.

Blizzard said originally it was set for 900p because they didn't have the chance to work with MS and the new updates made recently to the Xbox One.
Dudebro90  +   550d ago
But...but.. I thought the 10% boost wouldnt make games run in 1080p...

And I thought that the ESRAM made it impossible...

Glad to see it hit 1080p. Cant wait to play this game.
mhunterjr  +   550d ago
The whole 'ESRAM makes it impossible' idea was debunked prior to launch, when several 1080p games were released.

The truth is 1080p is more difficult to attain on xb1 , due to limited hardware when compared to ps4. But with familiarity and an improved SDK, devs are beginning to hitt 1080p more frequently... Soon the focus will shift from resolution and frame rate, to image quality...
Dudebro90  +   550d ago
Im very well aware of the events. Thats why I posted the sarcastic post...
Xb1ps4  +   549d ago
What do you mean by image quality? Like it will look better than 1080p but still be 1080p?
mhunterjr  +   550d ago
I knew YOU understood it ... I figured you were going to get a bunch if disagrees... The explanation was for them...
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Software_Lover  +   549d ago
Its really not that serious to be tooting some horn.
HaveAll3  +   549d ago
No Joke!!! All I Ever see is X1 cant do 1080P but more and more now are...
Mkai28  +   549d ago
What gamers will hear now is, those wall textures look better here.
DigitalRaptor  +   549d ago
It's good news, but are you even aware of what kind of game Diablo III is?

This isn't a more demanding next-gen game like Ryse or Sunset Overdrive reaching 1080p. This is an isometric action-RPG from 2 years ago. Your sarcasm wasn't warranted.
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Dudebro90  +   549d ago
Ryse and sunset are 30 fps, big difference maintaining 60 fps with 1080p than 30fps.

The fact its a two year old game doesn't mean much. Its still a fantastic looking game
Sweep14  +   549d ago
@Dudebro90 : Ryse is not 30 fps, it's 20-25 fps at it's best.
Sunset Overdrive is less than 900P at the moment
poor_cus_of_games  +   548d ago
Come on look at the game. My phone could run it. It would be a extremely big embarrassment if it couldn't run it. I feel sorry for the people without a Internet connection. Ya know so that they can't download the patch.
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HaveAll3  +   548d ago
Just like the people on PS4 with out Internet that could not download the patch for COD and AC to get 1080p... It's always going to go back and forth.
MrZweistein  +   550d ago
Tried to submit that 2 days ago and was blocked by some approvers because they don't wanted to hear it.

So there it is again, and still waiting for approval. I am sure they will find a bunch of "bad editing" incidents to prevent final approval! But hopefully I am wrong on this feeling ...
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imt558  +   550d ago
A personal blog or forum post is not a valid source for submission on N4G. use the source link which is that blog, so, it's the same. And the problem is THIS PAGE and BLOG are the ONLY "source" on the net.

This :

Or this. Blizzard COULD bump to 1080p:

Sorry, man! Don't think it's a blocked. If Xbox One version is 1080p, great then. Anyway, if Blizzard bumped Diablo 3 to 1080p, i'm pretty sure they will publish it.

Anyway, i heard that Xbox One version will have Day 1 1080p patch. Ask Steven Khoo or mail him : [email protected]
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MrZweistein  +   550d ago
Sorry man, but in the past I saw a lot submissions that were approved from a blog post or website where only one self-named "industry insider" was the source. And I talk not about opinion pieces. Where is the difference in that?

But to stop this, there are only a few days from now on and we will see if the articles were on the point, so no need for more discussion about it. I had my experience which was for me a proof of concept that some type of news would not make it through the approval process.
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Sayai jin  +   549d ago
ThatOneGuyThere  +   548d ago
you want a cookie?
dirigiblebill  +   550d ago
I hate to be That Guy, but it's not clear whether this means 1080p native or upscaled.
gamer7804  +   549d ago
Its confirmed by Blizzard as Native via a day one patch. I think PS4 version will have a day one patch but not for resolution.
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dirigiblebill  +   549d ago
You appear to be correct sir.
MrZweistein  +   549d ago
1080p/60fps confirmed by Blizzard in the gamespot Q&A video at timestamp 8:04! There you have it non-believers!

They edited the video so the timestamp was false, it is now correct.
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brotherlymoses  +   549d ago
I am cool with 900-1080p, but 720p not so much.
Bonkerz  +   549d ago
uh oh, parity is being reached. Wonder what PS fanboys are gonna use as an argument now lol.
DigitalRaptor  +   549d ago
So parity is being reached….. with a 2-year-old isometric action-RPG.

Right - "PS fanboys" and everyone else with a good pair of eyes are going to see what happens when noticeably next-gen games become more and more complex, resulting in the same kind of disparity we've seen so far this gen.
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NeoGamer232  +   549d ago
The two consoles are taking a different approach on their architectures.

PS4 is focusing on graphical fidelity. Killzone and infamous are very nice looking games.

XB1 is focusing on other parts of games. DR3 - 1000's of zombies on screen at once. Forza drivatars. Crackdown massive, detailed explosions...

Which is better? That is more an opinion then anything. Personally, I would like to see both, but that is not happening on either system yet.
ginsunuva  +   549d ago
I can make XB1 output a 4k JPEG image. Resolution alone means absolutely nothing.
ThatOneGuyThere  +   548d ago
any ps4 exclusive. uncharted 4...
MikePWV  +   549d ago
Doesn't really matter. The PS4 has more features. One version still the lesser product. Whatever helps the XBots sleep better at night.
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LAWSON72  +   549d ago
Whatever helps you sleep better at night, you mad bro? Lol
Samsara82  +   549d ago
What features are you talking about actually?
iraqmilner  +   549d ago
Man: "They only had to MAX out the power of the console in order to get Diablo 3 to run in full 1080p."

Other: "Wait a minute.... Diablo 3?"

Man: "Yeah. Diablo 3."

Other: 0_o
Gore-Content  +   549d ago
It's top down perspective, so it better be 1080p. Doki Doki Universe runs at 1080p/60fps. Let's see if the console can run a game like The Last of Us at 1080p/60fps.
jairusmonillas  +   549d ago
It's a last gen game so obviously it can reach 1080p easily.
AnteCash  +   549d ago
You dont understand what a milestone this is.

This means from now on all games will be 1080/60, ofc only if the games are 2 years old developed to run on wide range of hardware.
Undini  +   549d ago
Nvm diablo is not so hard or demand a lot of power. Like a others games. But is good for ppl that have xbone
gamertk421  +   549d ago
Sweet, since I decided to get the XB1 version over the PS4 version.
cruzngta  +   549d ago
Hooray for all Bone owners like my brother who actually believes dx12 will make it more powerful than PS4. Its great they hit 1080p for this game but for PS4 its nothing new. Congrats to MS and its Bone - they are hitting 1080p a bit more lately - its nice isnt it?
Sweep14  +   549d ago
I'm patiently waiting for the final resolutions of Sunset Overdrive and Quantum Break. If those games are native 1080P on XB1, we'll talk.
SuicideKing  +   549d ago
That's cool, I may pick this up when it's cheap. I already beat this and expansion on pc.
Tedakin  +   549d ago
The 10% boost did this according to the article. Glad to see it's working. Destiny was 900 till the boost as well.
HugoDrax  +   549d ago
Good job Phil Spencer! Good job, you my sir deserve another raise. Soon this resolution gate can be put aside, so gamers can get back to playing games and not arguing over pixel count.
SonyAddict   549d ago | Trolling | show
SpideySpeakz   549d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
Dlacy13g  +   549d ago
Simple response: Good
CervantesPR  +   549d ago
Probably dynamic resolution like wolfenstein
bloodybutcher  +   549d ago
Pfff, in the ps4 version the barbarian has got two pixels more in his left toenail.ps4everevereverevrerev ereveererrerrr!
Back-to-Back  +   549d ago
D3 is easy to run at 1080/60 on pc. My gfx card is going on 3 years old and still maxes that game.
Kinger8938  +   549d ago
I wonder if other visual effects have been reduced to allow it to run smoothly at 1080p?

It looked and ran great on ps3/360 so doesn't matter too much for me, anything is an improvement
ThatOneGuyThere  +   548d ago
elm  +   549d ago
so looks like all devs are starting to listen to Microsoft and gimp the Ps4 versions of games
thrust  +   549d ago
Has Diablo on the ps4 changed?
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MasterCornholio  +   549d ago
Well its not like the game is a graphical marvel which is why I found it strange that it ran in 900P on the XB1. Now I would love to see both versions of the Witcher 3 hit 1080P that would be a lot more impressive than a 1080P Diablo game.
FayZ_  +   549d ago
and the parity continues... at this rate xbone will be the best place for games as it has better features.
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