Posted by Megalith 3:51 PM (CDT)
Friday May 19, 2017
This is an interesting turnout for a console that can supposedly compete with PCs, right? Bungie has revealed that the PS4 Pro is simply too weak to run their sequel at 60 FPS due to the lack of CPU power. While they have managed to get the game running in 4K, it is still sad to see the lack of performance in an upgraded console. The author suggests that this limitation will apply to the Scorpio version even if it has the hardware to manage 60 FPS due to the sake of console parity, but I would be surprised if the Xbox team let that happen.
...Project Scorpio utilizes a highly modified CPU so the device may be able to run Destiny 2 at 60 FPS, but due to Sony’s platform’s limitations, we’ll never know. It seems like a decision was made early on to keep the console versions at 30 FPS due to the PlayStation 4 Pro. This is truly disappointing and will be upsetting to many console gamers. Here’s hoping Phil Spencer intervenes and offers Bungie support to make Destiny 2 on Project Scorpio the best version of the game. This is a unique opportunity for Microsoft to not only land a significant blow to the competition, but also promote Project Scorpio as the ultimate gaming console by offering either frame rate or visual enhancements which go beyond the PlayStation 4 Pro’s bump in resolution.