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.

 /  Staff Writer
Raised under the tutelage of Sonic the Hedgehog and the Gunstars. Jorge came from an age where protagonists never spoke and instruction manuals were over 50 pages long. When Jorge isn't writing about some obscure indie game, he spends his day talking about videogames regardless if anyone is listening or not. Jorge one day dreams of voicing a random npc your main character bumps into and punches in the face.
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