Digital Foundry: Hands on with the Destiny PS4 beta

DF - It's been a month since we put the PS4 alpha build of Destiny under the microscope, revealing an effects powerhouse with a day-night cycle that lent itself to some beautiful time-lapse shots. With a handful of new story missions added for the beta release on PS3 and PS4 this week, we're currently working through a full comparison for you to enjoy in the coming days. But in the meantime, a quick look into how the PS4 version stacks up to the alpha build is in order - and whether this update addresses any of the curious issues raised at the time.

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jobboy1557d ago

framerate looks rock solid...what's wrong with it?

gamer11381557d ago

I think people will complain its not 60fps. But I don't think bungie have ever made a 60fps game.

OT. I think it looks good. And it's beta so more polish will go into it.

thorstein1556d ago

But it is Digital Foundry, right? If the game is for a SONY console, and runs at 120 FPS at 4K resolution, they will still find something wrong.

GrandTheftZamboni1556d ago


Digital Foundry and Lense of Truth have been quiet patiently waiting for a multiplat that looks better on Xbone. I guess dissing frame rate will have to do until then.

Mikelarry1557d ago (Edited 1557d ago )

Dont you know some gamers attitude this gen " give me 1080p 60 fps on all games or give me death. while i understand that next gen console should be pushing boundaries on frame rate and resolution not all games need to attain to 1080, 60fps play and look spectacular.

ThePope1557d ago

1080/60 DOESN'T make games good.

Clogmaster1556d ago

But it makes them look AWESOME!

KUV19771557d ago

It shows 30 frames per second but some frames linger longer than others - look at the frame-time monitor.

I personally didn't notice, but many do.

ZodTheRipper1556d ago

I already noticed it in the Alpha but it's not a big deal. Overall I'm pleased with the visuals, can't complain about the bigger picture... but it could be better of course.

MysticStrummer1557d ago

Frame rate looks fine.

Dinklage sounds just as bad, just with an added effect now.

bicfitness1557d ago (Edited 1557d ago )

Screen-judder (read the article) should not be happening with an FPS cap on. I can only imagine the tearing and mess of the X1 version.

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Neonridr1557d ago

Good to see that the game is basically rock solid 30fps, with only a minor occasion here or there where it might dip down to 28 or 29.

youndamie1557d ago (Edited 1557d ago )

I just finished the first mission on Destiny and it truly blew me away with how much fun it was. Before playing I had be really skeptical of this game and the only thing that interested me was the fact it is made by Bungie. This beta made this game a absolute must buy. It sucks that I have to go to work now, I'm going to be thinking about this all day. To those who didn't get into the beta here you go, enjoy :)
PS to those who want to join up online inbox me your PSN ID
BTW these codes are for the PS3 Beta

ramiuk11557d ago


andf it seems everyone is only grouping with friends and not open to join.
hope that changes


I haven't been actively looking to join a group, but I'm willing to join anyone that asks (btw helrazor343 on PSN. So far I've joined up with a few, and had a blast each time.

ShowGun9011557d ago

UGH me too! got to play it 15min before work! REAAAALLY wish i was off work tomorrow, oh well i'll cram in a couple hours tonight! Made an Exo, it is always cool when they include something non-human! game looks great so far!

all my codes are gone, wish i had some to share too LOL!

youndamie1556d ago

Lol it sucks that the download took so long, I could've played it last night. But this game is so awesome I might just leave work early today. I picked a human titan.

GW2121557d ago

I have 5 extra codes. PM me if you need/want one.

Muadiib1556d ago (Edited 1556d ago )

Really hope this comes to pc, 30 fps is so last-gen. Developers are aiming for 1080p because it makes great headlines, the difference between 1080p and 900p for example is negligible at best. A real gamer knows that 60fps adds a lot more to gameplay than a higher resolution.

Personally I expect 1080p/60fps as a bare minimum from a next-gen system though, that's why I'm boycotting this generation for now, why bother when I can play on a true next-gen system (pc) that is also fully backwards compatible?!

Cryptcuzz1556d ago

With that kind of attitude, I certainly hope you do boycott next gen consoles and wait for the PC version (have fun waiting) because I don't want self entitled yucks like you complaining all the damn time and having to hear about it while playing online.

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