There are fanboy circles consisting that are jumping around with a jolly-happy smile on their face and a song of praise parsing their lips. Why? Well, in the Xbox fandom ring, a bit of news sparked the fire of enthusiasm when it was revealed that Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition for the Xbox One will get a boost from 900p to 1080p. Yes, the Xbox One is moving on up in the world of resolutions… 633,000 pixels at a time.
The news comes courtesy of Mercury News, a Bay Area outlet in San Francisco, California. Author Gieson Cacho revealed in the article that the Xbox One version of Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition had been bumped up in resolution to match parity with the PS4 version of the game. Presumably, this comes on the heels of Microsoft’s June XDK release that supposedly helped free up some extra processing power for the Xbox One.
The article doesn’t really detail much about the bump, but further down in the comment section where users peppered Cacho about the significantly important detail for fanboy warriors and armchair mercenaries, Gieson replied with the following…
“Yeah, [PS4 and Xbox One] both run at 1080p. I talked with the developers this week.” …”They just wanted to mention the 1080p at 60fps thing and the fact that you can transfer characters from past versions to the new one. Those were the big news items at the hands-on event.”
Gieson didn’t seem terribly thrilled about the 60 frames per second and 1080p resolution. However, the comment section on the site is buzzing with jittery comments from frazzled fanboys who can hardly contain themselves, like NRA members at the national gun convention or Amazon getting a new batch of Chinese product suppliers.
Previously, Blizzard had made it known that the Ultimate Evil Edition would not share parity between the PS4 and Xbox One. So it looks like the team has been working tirelessly to get Microsoft’s console to finally perform like it belongs on the eighth-generation stage.
After losing Kinect, being announced with a focus on media-television and having a piss-poor line-up of software, it’s at least good that the console is finally getting something Xbox owners can sort of be proud about. Now they just need to focus on actually getting more games.