Bungie Says There Are No Specific XB1X Enhancements Planned for Destiny 2; "Same Experience"

Bungie confirmed at E3 2017 that currently, there are no plans for Xbox One X specific Destiny 2 enhancements over PlayStation 4 Pro since the developer plans to provide the same experience across all platforms (with the exception of PC, where the frame rate is uncapped).

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Nitrowolf267d ago

Ugh thats disappointing. It seems its not just the X but the pro as well, are all targeting the same that base xbox One and base ps4 will offer.

Neonridr67d ago

framerate wise yes, but the resolution on the X and Pro will be much better than the base versions.

EatCrow67d ago

And the other obvious thing is consistent frame rate.
My guess is when the screen gets really busy if the pro drops a few frames the XboX will not.

BlackTar18767d ago

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TheCommentator67d ago

Not exactly a great use of all the power of the mid gens.


Well with 9gb RAM for games, the X1X version BETTER have high/ultra PC texture settings at least! Bungie is getting lazy or Sony is making sure X1X does not have an upper hand... as it should!

Ju67d ago

Not sure where the Pro has troubles of dropping frames. Actually. Unless it's a crappie implementation, eg. Prey

Skull52167d ago

Kind of hilarious. "Same experience" then provides extra content for PlayStation and uncapped frame rate for PC. You're a joke now Bungie, but that was expected since your talent all stayed on with 343 Industries.

I did like this though, I've always said let PC and console players play together just implement this mechanic. If those keyboard/mouse elitists are so confident in there superior control interface they shouldn't have any problem with it.
"Bakken also stated that on PC, Destiny 2 will have aim assist if you are using a gamepad but it won’t have it when playing with mouse and keyboard."

trumpwonstopcrying67d ago

and this is why the Pro and the X1X aren't really worth the money. time to buy a switch

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xfiles209967d ago

We really are not ready for 4k to be the norm on consoles. I just read Forza 7 will require 100GB on X1X it will get worse

ILostMyMind67d ago (Edited 67d ago )

This is for 4K textures. You can have 4K resolution with 1080p textures.

GottaBjimmyb67d ago

Remember when PS4 was being "held back" by the xbox one, everyone was pissing themselves, now tjat sony is the one doing it, it's all fine and dandy

sd1167d ago

Imagine Gears of War 4 then. That would be greater than 100GB for sure on the X.

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ILostMyMind67d ago

Just resolution and stable frame rate.

XanderZane67d ago

They should have settings in the game like they do on the PC. Gamers should be able to modify the game so it looks or runs better. You can turn features on and off. It's really stupid not to have these options on the higher powered game consoles.

SUPERMOORE102567d ago

You know there is a such thing as getting a pc right if you want this freedom?

XanderZane67d ago

Don't need a PC. I have a PS4 & XB1 that will play most of the PC games I'm interested in. Path of Exile is coming next.

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KionicWarlord22267d ago

If this wasn't a clear sign of shadiness I don't know what is.

Not even improved visuals but we got enhancements coming from the Ark dev.

You can't make this stuff up. I bet they could change the framerates too.

But there's no parity they say.

Games not even enhanced.

Imp0ssibl367d ago

These Sony 2 marketing deals are looking more and more shady.

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S2Killinit67d ago (Edited 67d ago )

Or maybe Its the sort of thing that happens naturally when a console doesnt have the instal base for the developer to want to spend extra resources on it?

butchertroll67d ago

Can you explain AC Origins marketing deal with Microsoft and why Bungie chose a parity?

cellfluid67d ago

Explain the marketing deal with crackdown and its 30fps?? For a cell shading game lol

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travestyj67d ago

The same goes for Assassins Creed Origins and they have a marketing deal with Microsoft. Developers don't want to waste resources improving a game for a platform no one owns.

aconnellan67d ago

Funny how everyone cried about parity when the Xbox One's lower specs 'forced' AC Unity to be the same frame rate and res on it as the PS4, with no specific PS4 enhancements.

Now that it's happening with the 1 X and the Pro, it's suddenly ok?

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frostypants67d ago

@aconnellan, the PS4 doesn't have that relative install base problem.

sk8ofmnd67d ago

Very true, I dont know the numbers exactly, but if sonys install base is a 60-1 ratio ps4 vs pro instal base, you arent going to support the minority and screw over the majority... Youd have to be an idiot and fired for doing so... Business wise it would pitch forks and torches outside your offices 😂

Bruh67d ago


No one knows how the Pro version looks, just because its not native 4K does not mean the game isn't being utilized. It could very well be worse on the Pro

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Liqu1d67d ago

They can't be bothered giving special treatment to a system with a low install, just like AC Origins. But keep screeching about paid parity like I expected and ignore reality.

KionicWarlord22267d ago

I didnt say anything about paid parity. Just knock it off.

Its clear bungie is doing something shady here. Why would they say the games the same and xbox doesn't get improved visuals?

Thats just nuts anyway you slice it. Thats not something anyone should champion.

Liqu1d67d ago

"If this wasn't a clear sign of shadiness I don't know what is"

"Its clear bungie is doing something shady here. Why would they say the games the same and xbox doesn't get improved visuals?"

You're implying they have a shady deal that is holding back the X when they have already said they don't. Just knock it off.

KionicWarlord22267d ago (Edited 67d ago )

Nope I didn't say that.

There showing signs again of not treating the Xbox side the same as ps4.

There's a article of them saying that ps4 pro will run 4k and there not sure if Xbox one x will.

O_O Just crazy stuff

Dragonscale67d ago

@kionic, once again the install base on scorpio wont be large enough to merit enhancements. Also no way bungie is gonna give ms any special treatment. There's no law says devs have enhance for scorpio. Shady my a55.

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raWfodog67d ago

With regard to framerates, of course they could improve the framerates but Bungie is making the choice to keep framerate at 30fps across all consoles. There is parity but its coming from the developer themselves as Mike Ybarra and Shannon Loftis (both MS employees) have already suggested. This seems reasonable and understandable when it comes to multiplayer across consoles so no one has higher framerate advantages over lower framerate gamers. If anything, its really the base PS4 and base XB1 that is capping the fps at 30 on Destiny 2, not marketing deals.

Single-player is really where the power of X1X and PS4P would/should shine as developers would not have to worry about disparity. I suspect that is where we will see the best-looking and best-performing games.

Aenea67d ago

Oh wow, the damage control is in full overdrive!

*grabs popcorn*