Blizzard assuages Xbox performance worries stemming from Gotham Knights and Redfall, confirming Diablo 4 is meeting all targets.
Blizzard confirms that Diablo 4 is meeting performance targets on Xbox platforms, assuaging worries the upcoming game might suffer the same frustrations as games including Redfall and Gotham Knights. Diablo 4 is going to be launching on June 6 across multiple generations of consoles, in addition to PC. It seems that Blizzard has been doing its research to ensure Diablo 4 scales appropriately between platforms, and Xbox Series X/S console owners are going to be very pleased with the results.
The shift to the present generation of consoles, including both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, is not a smooth transition. Continued support for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is just an area of the problem, though. The other is the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S are generally wrestling with how you can support both 4K resolution and also the push for stable 60fps output. Xbox has struggled with this particular more than PlayStation, partly due to the hardware differences between your X and S console models.
Fans from the Diablo franchise are going to be excited to listen to that Blizzard has been doing the work essential to get Diablo 4 running because it would like on both Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Diablo general manager Rod Fergusson confirmed on Major Nelson's latest Xbox podcast that Diablo 4 is hitting its targets on Xbox platforms. That means performance will come across all of Blizzard's standards at launch, without any delayed performance modes or updates necessary.
As for Diablo 4's launch day targets, Xbox users ought to be very happy. The Xbox Series S will run Diablo 4 at 1080p resolution and 60fps. The Xbox Series X will run Diablo 4 at 4K resolution, also with 60fps. Blizzard is delivering the amount of performance that Xbox users on either platform would expect.
After the recent announcement that Xbox-console-exclusive Redfall would launch only supporting 30FPS having a 60FPS mode arriving post-launch, Xbox fans have understandably felt frustrated. Blizzard confirming it'll have no such limitations on Xbox is going to be a major relief. Diablo 4 is one of the biggest launches on Xbox this season, in the end. Here's hoping it lives as much as players' expectations.