Destiny Beta Compared Across Platforms as Xbox One Gets Hit with Installation Issues; Chat Feature Explained
By Gel Galang | July 24, 2014 12:15 PM EST
"Destiny's" beta is now open for all of its consoles, and it seems that fans have taken it upon themselves to create comparisons of the two consoles.
Gamers play a game by Bungie Inc. at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, California, June 10, 2014.
During the beta run, the PS4 will already have the 1080p resolution while the Xbox One currently runs at 900p. Note that Bungie has already announced that they are striving for resolution parity, and still have more than a month to work on pushing the Xbox One to achieve 1080p as well.
Polygon has a video feature, which you can see in the link above. Attack of the Fanboy has also compiled some graphics comparisons, but this time, it's between the PS4 and the PS3 versions of "Destiny."
There's another comparison as seen in the video below, and this time, the round is between the PS4 and Xbox One versions.
Xbox One Installation Issues for Beta
As most beta runs go, not everything can be treated as bug- and issue-free, and this is exactly what some "Destiny" players on the Xbox One experienced.
DualShockers reports that there have been instances wherein the installation had had corrupted files, which required another round of downloading.
In the meantime, Bungie is already aware of the issues for the Xbox One. The report did give one tip to follow. In the case that you get the message that tells you to delete your game from your XBox One, don't go with this option. Instead, you need to see if "Destiny" is still downloading in your Games & Apps section.
You just need to wait until the progress is complete before trying to launch the beta.
Chat Limited to Fireteam Members: Bungie Explains
After the maintenance period, "Destiny" is now back on beta mode for all four of the PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360.
For those who have yet to get into the groove of the beta, or for those who are waiting for the final run of the game, there are some interesting features discussed by developer Bungie.
Talking with the Examiner, community manager David Dague let fans in on why "Destiny" only allows for communication within fire teams when they are in The Crucible mode.
"We want to make sure your level of social engagement in Destiny is something that you have complete and total control over. We want you to make very deliberate decisions about the people you're going to have on your team, and the voices that you welcome into your audio mix," he said to the Examiner.
This may also lessen any griefing or bullying, especially when they are not your teammates. At the very least, you can keep your party intimate enough to develop trust within the team without having to worry about other people screaming in your ears when they don't have anything to do with your current battle.
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