Destiny 2 Devs Explain Why It Doesn’t Run At 60fps On PS4 Pro, “Not Enough Horsepower”

The game is too resource intensive.

Posted By | On 19th, May. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet

The original Destiny ran at 1080p resolution on both the PS4 and Xbox One however unlike other first person shooters, the game only ran at a locked 30 frames per second. And it seems that Destiny 2 is going to hold to that standard on the PS4 Pro. In an interview with IGN, Bungie’s Luke Smith and Mark Noseworthy explained why they are not able to achieve 60fps on the PS4 Pro, despite it being a powerful machine.

“I’m going to wade into this, and you (Mark Noseworthy) can flesh it out. The PS4 Pro is super powerful, but it couldn’t run our game at 60 (fps). Our game’s has rich physics simulation where collision of players, networking, etc, and like, it wouldn’t run.”

“Not enough horsepower there,” Bungie’s Luke Smith exaplained.

Mark Noseworthy further explained why they are not able to achieve higher frame rates on the Pro. “But there is tons of GPU power in the PS4 Pro. That’s why we’re doing 4K, right? It’s on the CPU side. Destiny’s simulation, like we have more AI, more monsters in an environment with physically simulated vehicles and characters and projectiles, and it’s part of the Destiny magic. Like 30 seocnds of fun, like coming around a corner and throwing a grenade, popping a guy in the head, and then you add like 5, 6, 7 hundred other players in a public event. That is incredibly intensive for hardware.”

So it seems Destiny is too resource intensive to run at 60fps on the PS4 Pro. But will the Scorpio version run at 60fps? It seems unlikely given that Scorpio players will most likely be matched with base Xbox One owners during multiplayer. Given that the Xbox One version runs at 30fps, it’s unlikely the Scorpio will run the game at a higher frame rate.

So console players, you are stuck with 30 fps. PC players will however enjoy uncapped frame rates provided they have the hardware.

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  • crazy_black_man- ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Pffft….Scorpio smorpio. What a huge letdown. I’m cancelling my preorder on just this information alone. Today is a sad day for Xbox fans.

    • Luke Skywalker

      Interesting comment you have there buddy

    • Ocelot forgot his meds

      Another pathetic Sony mental case.

    • Smart guy


    • Smart guy

      It’s a supposed sad day for Xbox fans but they are talking about the pro’s low horsepower…ok that’s cool 🙂

    • Mark


    • Smart guy

      This guy isn’t crazy he’s just stupid!

    • Fweds

      Wahhh ahh Wahhh, my PsProtato is rubbish, it can’t do 60fps or 4k, I’ve been fooled.

  • Troy Marcel

    Interesting to see on the Scorpio then.

    • Smart guy

      Preordered long before this info and won’t change a thing. Going to look great on the Scorpio either way. Funny enough they said the vanilla Xbox is the reason it could stay at 30fps for Scorpio but not guarenteed yet but what they did say is that the pro can’t do it at all because there’s not enough horsepower lol either way will still be a ton of fun. Get ready Guardians!

    • Troy Marcel

      Never liked it.

    • Smart guy

      Really I enjoyed it. Don’t get me wrong it has it’s issues but they improved with each dlc after the dark below and going from the ROI dlc (last dlc) to watching the new changes for Destiny 2 looks like they changed and gave ppl what they asked for. Give that beta a shot if you can. It did get better as they learned where they screwed up

    • Troy Marcel

      For me it got boring real fast. Doing the same thing over and over.

    • Smart guy

      You are right it was repetitive in the beginning but again they made some nice changes and it played well after the fact. But yeah give that beta a run and go from there. I’m ready!!

    • Ocelot forgot his meds

      Same here
      Wanted to like it but was bored after 1st day.

  • Ocelot forgot his meds

    No dedicated servers and 30fps.
    Halo 5 poops on this already.
    Smooth will not be a descriptor for its gameplay.

    If this isn’t 60fps on scorpio…No buy

  • Poseidon team

    I’m playing the beta and probably canceling my preorder… 30 fps on PS4 Pro and Scorpio is a joke. Specially since Bungie blamed the 360 and PS3 for holding Destiny 1 back. OG PS4 can do 60fps at 1080p, and X1 at probably 900p… but Bungie no, let’s no waste our time bringing our first person shooter to 60fps. It’s 2017 folks. Pure laziness from Bungie.

  • Mr Xrat

    So like every other game then.

    Sadly for Xgimps, the Shitpio’s awful CPU pretty much ensures the same outcome.


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    • kma99

      Lol trying to damage control the ps protatoe shortcomings.

    • Mr Xrat

      What damage do I have to control? Your precious little Shitpio is going to have the exact same issues. 🙂

    • Fweds

      Your damage control is just hilarious, your on every bit of PS Protato and Scorpio news as soon as it appears trying to downplay Scorpio’s power whilst trying to talk up the PS Protato’s complete lack of power.

      I suggest you educate yourself and watch digital Foundry explain why the Scorpio is so powerful and the ingenious way MS accomplished it.

      Sony clearly are going to have to take a chance and release another console sooner rather than later and this is why MS waited, they are now in the driving seat and Sony will have to announce first, MS will simply announce another system thereafter again far more powerful than Sony’s.

    • Mr Xrat

      What damage do I have to control? 4K/30 is expected for the Pro by now. It could do 1080p/60 though. Your precious little Shitpio is going to have the exact same issues. 🙂

      Yeah, I watched that, among the cherry-picked screenshots and muddled statements that needed “clarifying” days later, what came through over and over was overclocking. Very ingenious.

      Why would they when PlayStation is making hand over fist and is on course to make its biggest profit in history? With the Switch being the fastest-selling Nintendo console in history and the Shitpio’s deficiencies becoming more and more obvious, the only one who’ll need to revise their disjointed confusion is MS. Driving seat? More like harness. 🙂

    • Fweds

      Oh dear and MS have proved you wrong yet again with the latest news there are NO restrictions on Xbox Scorpio it’s up to the devs how much of the Scorpios power is used, no restrictions..

      The PS Protato is underpowered and should never have any mention of 4k associated to it, it is an insult to PCs and Xbox Scorpio which are capable of true 4k.

    • Fweds

      Whilst you are in denial I suggest you stop using your Upvote Bot, anyone only has to click on the likes to see which ones are fake and which are real.

      You just talk utter nonsense, the closer Scorpio gets to release date the more erratic and nonsensical your posts are becoming.

    • Smart guy

      Seriously dumba$$ this page is about the puss stations low horsepower. THAT is what the shortcoming is lol

    • Tomaterrrx

      Pros CPU is even worse so if Scorpios is awful what does that make the Pros?

    • Mr Xrat

      The same.

    • Tomaterrrx

      Doesnt make sense


    @Mr Xrat Your gimp PS4 PRO is holding back the Xbox Scorpio Sony will pay Bungie for parity so the superior Xbox Scorpio won’t completely embarrass the weak PS4 PRO
    Well at least the Xbox Scorpio version will run in true 4K and not that checkerboard rendering fake 4K crap the PS4 PRO ueses

    • Mr Xrat

      Kirk the moron back after a week of keeping his mouth shut from his usual spin and damage control.

      Want to define “true 4K,” Kirk? It would be a novelty. You can even ask CrapGamer for help.

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