Bungie has announced that Destiny will not run at 60 frames per second on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Instead, the game will be running at 1080p/30fps on both consoles.
Jason Sussman, senior environment artist at Bungie, explained further in a recent interview with Venturebeat. “It’s a lot of different things,” he said. “I could get really technical, but I’d bore you to death. A lot has to do with performance. We’re cross-platform, so we had to be very delicate with all four consoles, making sure they have the same experience, that it looks as good as it possibly can on all these consoles. A lot goes into that, from geometry to textures to post effects to particles to how many players you get on the screen. We’re always balancing that out to make sure everyone gets the same experience.”
Destiny is set to be released on September 9 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.