See how the Xbox One and PS4 Versions of Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition Stack up Visually Against Each Other

on August 23, 2014 3:05 PM

Spoiler alert, they both look great. The crew over at Digital Foundry take on Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition on the Xbox One and Playstation 4 to see which one looks better.

According to DF, Diablo 3 looks pretty much identical to each other. Both consoles run the game at a crisp 1080p showing no real difference in visual assets aside from some random elements by the game’s engine.

With no rift in texture asset quality, shadow rendering, effects-work or its lighting model, it’s clear Blizzard has no mandate to push either console out of the parity deadlock. Rather, it appears to be a point of continued attention, with the Xbox One receiving a 1080p resolution bump to bring it neck-and neck with PS4 in the image quality stakes. Outside of randomised item placements across each stage, these two games are now practically identical.


The frame-rate test below shows that the PS4 version stays deadlocked at 60fps. The Xbox One version stays mostly at 60fps but would fall in the 52-60 range in places that got pretty hectic on-screen. You should note that those frame-rate dips are nearly unnoticeable visually.

Stress-testing the PS4 and Xbox One builds in matching areas shows a PS4 lead. A 52fps drop is the lowest recorded on Microsoft’s platform here, but to be fair, these frame-rate dips took some finding.


The verdict is they both versions look pretty damn good. You should play Diablo 3 on Xbox One or PS4.

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