Xbox Ones Hard Time Hitting 1080p In Diablo 3 Doesnt Bode Well For Its Future.

#1NoMoreDeadCopsPosted 8/24/2014 1:25:39 AM
http://blogjob.com/oneangrygamer/2014/08/xbox-ones-hard-time-hitting-1080p-in-diablo-3-doesnt-bode-well-for-its-future/

..Microsoft’s decision to demand Blizzard to up the resolution of Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition on the Xbox One came at a terrible, terrible cost.

So over on Eurogamer [via ReviewTechUsa] the performance analysis yielded some interesting results: The Xbox One was able to hit 1080p after Microsoft cracked down on Blizzard, but the resolution bump from 720p came with consistent frame drops during the busy gameplay areas like a one-armed waiter with a tray full of glassed water and a bad case of Tourette’s syndrome.

But it wasn’t entirely Blizzard’s choice, as noted by the production director, John Hight…

“We did find it challenging early on to get it to 1080p. That’s why we made the decision to drop to 900. That’s what we demoed and were showing around E3 time. And Microsoft was just like, ‘This is unacceptable. You need to figure out a way to get a better resolution.’ So we worked with them directly, they gave us a code update to let us get to full 1080p.”

Now the real takeaway from this isn’t that Microsoft demanded the Xbox One to hit 1080p in order to match some form of parity with the PS4, all at the expense of stable frame-rates, it’s that the Xbox One struggled to hit full HD at 1920 x 1080p at all. I mean, it’s an isometric 3D game for crying out loud!

If Diablo III is hitting performance barriers on the Xbox One – and keep in mind that this is following the XDK June update that frees up 10% of the GPU for Microsoft’s big black-about-to-be-a-bum box – then what happens when actual demanding games made for eighth gen start rolling around?...
#2a687947Posted 8/24/2014 1:30:22 AM
This only shows that Blizzard is either an incompetent studio or they just didn't care to put any effort into the Xbox one version. Diablo is not a demanding game, especially compared to other games that are 1080p on Xbox one
#3methosagainPosted 8/24/2014 1:37:29 AM
That and the fact they literally threw in 1080p in the span of just a few weeks, and to be fair, as an owner of the PS4 version I can attest that it can have issues as well when four players are onscreen and going nuts as ell, so does that bode ill for the PS4 as well?
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#4TheGam3925Posted 8/24/2014 1:40:29 AM
I agree. The fact that developers are struggling to get a last gen game to 1080p on the Xbone is not a good sign at all.
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#5SoulTrapperPosted 8/24/2014 1:45:53 AM
I have a 5 year old PC with an AMD 5870 GPU.
I can run Diablo 3 at 1080p with no issues at all.

The GPU in the Xbox is much better than the one in my PC, yet it somehow struggles.

There is clearly an issue there and I'm fairly certain it's not the GPU.
#6scoobydoobydontPosted 8/24/2014 1:50:11 AM
tl;dr Blizzard is lazy.
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#7Rafficus_IIIPosted 8/24/2014 1:50:16 AM
Two words: Provisional account. Same modus operandi, same slant, nothing new or original to your angle, TC.
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#850inchDLPPosted 8/24/2014 1:54:03 AM
SoulTrapper posted...
I have a 5 year old PC with an AMD 5870 GPU.
I can run Diablo 3 at 1080p with no issues at all.

The GPU in the Xbox is much better than the one in my PC, yet it somehow struggles.

There is clearly an issue there and I'm fairly certain it's not the GPU.


actually your GPU is a good bit better than the Xbox one and PS4s GPU. The CPUs are both almost the same in the Xbox one and PS4 and the GPUs are close as well. The difference of the PS4 and Xbox one GPU is around the difference of a 5870 vs a 5850 but thats just an example neither is as strong as those GPUs. The CPUs are even closer in terms of power. Thats why its ridiculous to claim that the PS4 is so much stronger when neither is anything great and both will and are stomped by any modern mid/low range PC GPU/CPU.
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#9youngskillzPosted 8/24/2014 1:55:42 AM
diablo sucks, this isn't the 90's anymore.
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#10daniel79Posted 8/24/2014 2:01:13 AM
scoobydoobydont posted...
tl;dr Blizzard is lazy.

Theres no cure for stupidity..