Destiny PS4 Beta Download Is Twice As Big as PS3, Indicating Large Difference in Asset Resolution

By Giuseppe Nelva

July 17, 2014

The PS4 and PS3 betas of Destiny are obviously different, since they run on consoles of two different generations, but just how different they are? We have a pretty simple way to gauge by looking at the download sizes of the two downloads.

The download of the beta on PS4 weighs precisely 10.97 Gb. On the other hand on PS3 it weighs 5.667 GB This means that the PS4 version is twice as big as the PS3 version. This is even more interesting considering that we’re just looking at a fraction of the full game. The difference will most probably be much bigger at launch.

The reason behind this is normally the resolution of the assets used for the game, and the main culprit tend to be textures, which take a very sizable slice of a game’s gigabyte allowance. Given the difference in hard disk space taken, it’s most probable that the PS4 version has textures featuring twice the resolution as the PS3 version.

Are you already enjoying the beta? Or maybe you’re still stuck downloading all those Gigabytes? At least this time around they did put in a progress indicator…

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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