Sony’s console is once again in the lead.
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]: