Destiny PS4 vs Xbox One Video Comparison: PS4 Has Vibrant Colors And Sharper Image Quality

Sony’s console is once again in the lead.

Posted By | On 09th, Sep. 2014 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


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A few weeks ago we had compared the beta versions of Destiny on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. We concluded that the PS4 version has better texture filtering but since it was only the beta version there was no way to declare which version looks better. The Xbox One beta was not running at full 1080p resolution back then but it gave us a pretty good feel of what to expect from that particular version.

Now that the final retail versions are available, we stacked up the PS4 and Xbox One versions against each other for an initial round of testing. We took the introduction from the initial level of the game. And just like the beta, the PlayStation 4 version still shines with not only better texture filtering but sharper image quality, vibrant colors and effects. Even the custom anti-aliasing solution is better on Sony’s system. This in no way means that the Xbox One version is dumbed down in anyway but the extra horsepower of the PS4 just shows.

We will have our final verdict on Destiny next week. We will also compare the last gen versions against each other and see how they stack up against the newer console versions. There is a lot to explore in Destiny so stay tuned.

Writer’s Note: As a mistake a black patch was left over the black bars of the PlayStation 4 section of the images. Our video editor was multi-tasking at the time of making this article so by mistake he copied over those patches. This was a mistake and we apologize for the same. We have corrected them and re-uploaded all the images along with the new ones below. Please note that this however does not changes the tone/verdict of the article as the mistake happened over the black bars and not the relevant area of the screenshot. Thank you for your understanding.

Screenshots [Left: Xbox One, Right: PS4]:

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  • shark975

    BTW, 360 was better than PS3 on almost EVERY SINGLE multiplatform game last gen. And Xbox better than PS2 the gen before that. I wonder how many gloating multiplatform headlines like “Microsoft’s console once again in the lead” the gaming media wrote? Hint: Not very many, because they are biased.

  • Anonim1979

    Something VERY SH**TY goes here.

    The X1 picure is in LIMITED range 16-235
    and PS4 is in FullRGB 0-255 range.

    You can check “black” in any picture program – even MSPAINT by picking up colour at the up/down borders.
    It is 16-16-16 (RGB) and on PS4 side 0-0-0

    The same with “white” 235-235-235 vs 255-255-255

    So
    A) X1 Destiny was GIMPED by Bungie (Sony deal) – not very likely IMHO
    B) X1 has a bug
    C) YOU – Gamingbolt’s guys are LAMERS and DISABLED Full range RGB in X1 options….
    D) You are crafty bussinessmen and they are LYING/DOING above on purpose to GENERATE website hits

  • Anonim1979

    Something VERY SH**TY goes here.

    The X1 picure is in LIMITED range 16-235
    and PS4 is in FullRGB 0-255 range.

    You can check “black” in any picture program – even MSPAINT by picking up colour at the up/down borders.
    It is 16-16-16 (RGB) and on PS4 side 0-0-0

    The same with “white” 235-235-235 vs 255-255-255

    So
    A) X1 Destiny was GIMPED by Bungie (Sony deal) – not very likely IMHO
    B) X1 has a bug
    C) YOU – Gamingbolt’s guys are LAMERS and DISABLED Full range RGB in X1 options….
    D) You are crafty bussinessmen and they are LYING/DOING above on purpose to GENERATE website hits

  • Mike

    Destiny looks far better on my tv on my PS4. The fact that I don’t have an Xbox One makes it an easy comparison for me though.

  • justerthought

    Surely this is not true. It has to be a bad capture on the XB1 that has the wrong colour gamut. If true the XB1 appears to lack contrast with milky greys and diluted colours, while the PS4 has vibrant colours and HDR (high dynamic range lighting).

    I’ll wait for confirmation from other sources before I believe this. If true the XB1 is dead because it does not bode well for the future when added to the res-gate scandal.

  • mc_365

    This comparison looks fishy to me.
    At first I assume the XB1 was the right as usually the PS side has that haze or fog veil. Redtechgaming has a preliminary comparison up on youtube in 1080P. It doesn’t look anything like this one. But then again they were comparing game play side by side so it’s not exact image being compared. But this looks like they took 1 capture and applied some filter or effect to half of the screen. Maybe thats just the cinematic stuff that looks washed out?

  • Allandor

    Really a bad comparison. Just check your gamma values before you compare 2 screenshots of 2 different consoles. You should also check your RGB settings.
    Sry, but a gaming website should see that the black borders should be the same in both screens

  • THU31

    Limited vs. Full Range RGB again? This is getting boring.

  • DA-ROOSTER

    @Gaming bolt
    Digital foundry and all other gaming sites say that the Xbox One version and PS4 version looks exactly the same so either you guys are PlayStation fanboys or you need new equipment

    • demfax

      DF did not say that. Stop lying.

  • Illusive Man

    Terrible way to show differences. Show the same got damn image side by side.

    Tell us your setup. TV type, gamma, contrast settings.

    Show us visually how the image is sharper. Maybe a magnified image.

    This is a shittily done non technical review.


 

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