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Another game will manage to hit 1080p on both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, this time it's Bungie's Destiny... well, according to GTTV's Geoff Keighley.
CVG caught a tweet from Keighley who explained that the upcoming $500 million dollar game from Activision and Bungie will be 1080p on both the eighth-gen twins.
There has been no confirmation from the developer regarding this recent development, so it's impossible to say for sure if this will hold or is a truthful representation of the game. However, CVG does note that Microsoft is rolling out new SDKs to increase the graphical bandwidth of the Xbox One that might help it achieve certain graphical feats a lot easier.
It's interesting because according to the Wii U specs, the bandwidth for that system is already available. It's such a shame no other big third-party studios are taking advantage of it, though. It looks like we might get to see it in play with games like Xenoblade Chronicles X and Legend of Zelda U, though.
CVG also notes that...
“Keighley and Bungie did not specify what resolution and frame rate Destiny was aiming for on Xbox One before the update, so it's tough to say exactly how much impact the update will have on future games for the system.”
This is an interesting observation given that it wasn't previously made known exactly what the resolution of the game would be for the eighth-gen consoles. Exclaiming 1080p at 30fps seems decent enough but we won't know for sure how this stacks up until we also get confirmation on what the final specs for the PlayStation 4 will be.
Quite naturally, everyone responding to Keighley's tweet asked if the confirmation of 1080p and 30fps on the Xbox One meant 1080p and 60fps on the PS4. It's an astute line of questioning given that previously we saw that multiplatform games for the PS4 and Xbox One released with quite the graphical disparity, such as Call of Duty: Ghosts being 720p on Xbox One and 1080p on PS4, or Tomb Raider: Definition Edition being 30fps on the Xbox One and 60fps on the PS4.
Software can't magically upgrade hardware, so developers “maintaining” parity between the two consoles will be an interesting development from here forward, especially after it was revealed that Battlefield: Hardline will be 1080p and 60fps on both the Xbox One and PS4.
Destiny is scheduled to release this fall for the Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. There is a special testing phase available for PlayStation 4 owners as well as a brand new Destiny bundle that Sony and Bungie have teamed up for that allows gamers to purchase a white PlayStation 4 for only $450. You can learn more about the game by paying a visit to the official website.