Bungie Explains Why Destiny Isn't 60fps On PS4 & Xbox One

Bungie’s Destiny will be running at 1080p/30fps on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One when it releases this September. Of course, everyone is wondering why the game will not be running at the coveted 60fps like many other new-gen games are, and Bungie has now revealed the answer to that question.

Bungie’s Senior Environment Artist, Jason Sussman, said the following:

“It’s a lot of different things. I could get really technical, but I’d bore you to death. A lot has to do with performance. We’re cross-platform, so we had to be very delicate with all four consoles, making sure they have the same experience, that it looks as good as it possibly can on all these consoles. A lot goes into that, from geometry to textures to post effects to particles to how many players you get on the screen. We’re always balancing that out to make sure everyone gets the same experience.”

Destiny will be released for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on September 9th.

My Judgment:

The game is still going to look fantastic, so I couldn’t care less about whether or not it can meet 60fps. However, I do wish that Destiny had been a new-gen game from the beginning, because the last-gen systems are definitely holding it back in regards to how far it can go, graphically and technically.

5 thoughts on “Bungie Explains Why Destiny Isn't 60fps On PS4 & Xbox One

  1. Drakulus

    There’s a reason why no one is buying the PS4 and Xbox One and that’s because half the games that come out are for the PS3 and Xbox 360. It’s a smart move by Bungie because Destiny would sell better on the last systems than the new ones.

    1. Mike Guarino [C(OR)C]

      I definitely agree that it makes sense from a sales perspective, but if what Bungie says is true about this single game evolving and lasting many years I feel like the reach of what they can achieve is hampered by last-gen limitations. Thanks for sharing your opinion, Drakulus. =)

      1. Drakulus

        That’s the thing though. I don’t think there is a such thing as next gen and many people have already said that they have no interest in owning the Xbox One or PS4 for at least two years. The new consoles were rushed out the door for some odd reason. The Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 still have plenty of life left in them and I’m pretty sure they’re both going to have plenty of games coming to them in the future and even if both Sony and Microsoft stop supporting the consoles there are still hundreds of games available on them for us to enjoy.

  2. Jai Guru

    Bungie can kindly then explain to shareholders why people aren’t buying it like they should. THis whole generation so far is nothing but snake oil.

    1. Mike

      Buying what exactly? Destiny is on track to sell lots and both PS4 and Xbox One have sold more than the PS3 and 360 did at this point in their shelf life.


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