Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition for the Xbox One was originally announced by Blizzard as running at 900p and 60fps. This was the latest in salvo in the on-going console war with the PS4, which was confirmed to run the game at 1080p. Blizzard has now confirmed that the two platforms will be equal when the game launches later this August. The developer also revealed that existing Diablo III owners for the PS3 and Xbox 360 won’t be restricted to exporting to the same console brand.
“We’ve now confirmed that following a day one patch, the Xbox One version of [‘Ultimate Evil Edition’] will run at full HD 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second (up from 900p, 60 fps),” a Blizzard spokesman told OXM Australia.
This is likely due to the June SDK update that Microsoft released for the Xbox One. The update unlocked 10 percent of the console’s power that was reserved for Kinect sensor. There wasn’t enough time to make the change for Diablo III‘s retail disc production runs and will use a patch to improve the resolution instead.
Diablo III is the latest Xbox One title to benefit from the unlocked power. Bungie’s Destiny was also bumped to 1080p while Sunset Overdrive developer Insomniac Games decided to focus on adding more on-screen content versus a resolution increase (via Examiner).
Meanwhile, Blizzard revealed that Diablo III players will be able to transfer existing PS3 and Xbox 360 save data to either of the next-gen consoles.
— Diablo (@Diablo) August 5, 2014
“As of today, ‘cross-brand’ and ‘cross-generational’ transfers have been enabled for ‘Diablo III’ on supported PlayStation and Xbox platforms,” Blizzard wrote on Battle.net. “These transfers will allow players to export their save data from ‘Diablo III’ on the PS3 and Xbox 360 and import it to ‘Ultimate Evil Edition’ on the PS4 or Xbox One.
“Played ‘Diablo III’ on the PS3, but want to pick up and slay with Ultimate Evil Edition on the Xbox One? No problem!” the company continued. “Previously mowed down some demons on the Xbox 360, but are now looking to cull hordes of renegade angels on the PS4? We’ve got you covered. The process of transferring your saved data is simple, and we’ve included a step-by-step guide below to get you started.”
It then provided the following guides on how to export your Diablo III saves to the platform of choice.
Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition will launch on August 19 for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. It will include the original game plus the Reaper of Souls expansion.
Are you picking up Diablo III: Ultimate Edition? Which platform are you choosing and will you be transferring your save data over? Let us know in the comments.
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