Bungie Releases Video Showing Destiny At 1080p On Xbox One

Grill of Desperation

-Sniff- …. what’s that smell? -Sniff- -sniff- Do you smell that? -Sniff- -sniff -sniff- … do you know what that is? That’s the ripe smell of panic being cooked on a barbecue grill of desperation, and Bungie is a chef that has Microsoft as a co-cook, working tirelessly as they attempt to salvage a fanboy fallout before it happens.

If you don’t know what’s going on, I’ll roll it out to you like a piece of rolled up paper on the counter of a hash shop in Seattle, Washington: Bungie had originally revealed that Destiny was only going to be running at 900p on the Xbox One for its beta. Many assumed that the game would be stuck at that resolution since history has shown that games running at lower resolutions rarely ever (and almost never) have their resolution bumped up by the time the game goes gold.

Well, Joystiq spotted a video from IGN that details how Destiny will actually be 1080p on the Xbox One at release, because there is actual video to prove it. Check it out below.

So that’s IGN’s Ryan McCaffrey waxing parity like it was going out of style. Bungie’s graphics engineer, Chris Tchou leverage’s McCaffrey’s comments about parity and sameness by saying…

“[Destiny] runs at the same resolution [and] frame-rate as the PS4. We basically got together with Microsoft, and got a bunch of engineers here to work on optimizing and taking advantage of the system reserve. Basically that extra GPU time that Microsoft gave us – and yeah, we got it up to 1080p.“

Oh yeah, of course… definitely… totally, bro. I feel you. The only thing is that if the Xbox One can hit 1080p on Destiny, if Bungie actually decided not to gimp the game on the PlayStation 4’s hardware (due to the massive GPU advantage that the system has) would that mean that Destiny could run 1440p or at 2K resolution for Sony’s system? Yes? Maybe? Well, the powers that be at Microsoft would never let that slide.

Anyway, Destiny is working hard to maintain the hype as it heads into its late-summer release on September 9th, in barely a month-and-a-half’s time.

You can get in on the beta for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 this week, beginning July 23rd. If you need more info on Bungie and Activision’s prime-time first-person shooter, feel free to pay a kind visit to the game’s official website.



  • LOL

    “would that mean that Destiny could run 1440p or at 2K resolution for Sony’s system? Yes? Maybe? Well, the powers that be at Microsoft would never let that slide.” Don’t flatter yourself to much because if that were possible many of Sony’s exclusive games would be running at that resolution without needing parity.

    • Billy

      if that were possible many of Sony’s exclusive games would be running at that resolution without needing parity.

      It’s probably something Sony doesn’t want to over-promise. Also, if a game hits 2K they’re likely going to want to spout-off at the mouth about it as a marketing tactic.

      I’m sure it’s possible (and I wouldn’t be surprised to see some indies pull it out) but it’s not sustainable. Still, I would love to know if Destiny could hit 1440p on the PS4 with the right proper optimization.

      • LOL

        2K? Come on Usher now you are just dreaming or making stuff up.

        “Still, I would love to know if Destiny could hit 1440p on the PS4 with the right proper optimization.” I think any game be it Xbox One or PS4 could hit 1080p if every other setting was at low or medium or turned off.

  • LOL

    But I do smell desperation from you and the Pony community. Thought Destiny wouldn’t run 1080p?

  • Billy

    Hmm, apparently the @ commands don’t work so well in Disqus.

    @disqus_JgUTnqpvrK:disqus does this show up for you?

  • roozbeh, again

    Hey dumbass, remember me.

    Your entire blog is a joke, I regret even commenting.

    Your fanbase consists of a bunch of teens jerking off to video games.

    You sorry piece of shit. You are nothing.

    • Billy

      Ahahaha…. wow. It’s been a long time. Good to see you here, it looks like DualShockers is getting rid of all the refuse, eh?

      The smell of my salty milkshakes must have lured you here.

      • roozbeh, again

        No, I missed your sorry ass. And every other idiot back on Cinemablend.

        So, what I miss?

      • Billy

        Bunch of people got banned. Xbox One is on a grill of desperation and the Wii U made a comeback the likes of which we haven’t seen since Rocky 4.

        Also, the PS4 is dying in Japan. Otherwise, it’s just another day in the factory of churning out fanboy tears into salty milkshakes.

  • Guy Brohski

    The difference between the XboxOne and PS4 is the same as the difference between Xbox360 vs PS3. Hardly any difference at all.