Destiny cross generation images show which version looks best

We’ve now put our hands on not only the original PS4 Alpha of Bungie’s MMO shooter Destiny, but have now completed the entire set having played the remarkable game  on PS3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One as well. We captured footage and images from each version but to be fair, looking at the game in a freeze frame is probably the easiest way to see which one looks best out of all four. However, there’s debate as to which one is better across PS3 and Xbox 360 considering these two versions are pretty much identical bar differences in contrast or brightness. We’ve had to scale down the Xbox One and PS4 images to suit the same 720p output of the last gen consoles otherwise the last gen  images would be unfairly and horribly stretched out to match the 1080p shots. Take  a look at our Destiny cross generation images in their galleries and decide which one looks best (if it matters to you of course).

Click the thumbnails or view slideshow to view high resolution images back to back.

PS3 vs Xbox 360 at 720p


PS3 vs PS4 at 720p

Xbox 360 vs Xbox One at 720p

PS3 vs Xbox 360 vs Xbox One vs PS4



Be sure to take a look at our Destiny comparison videos for PS3 vs PS4 and PS4 vs Xbox One.



Written by: Rob Cram

Rob Cram has hundreds of video game reviews, thousands of articles under his belt with years of experience in gaming and tech. He aims to remain fair and free from publisher/developer influence. With his extensive knowledge, feels his gaming opinions are valid and worth sharing. Agreement with his views are entirely optional. He might have a bias towards cyberpunk.

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  1. Diago July 23, 2014 |

    The PS4 version is at 1080P lowering it to 720P on PS4 to compare with the XboxOne version is “RETARDED”…

    This has to be one of the worst comparison articles ever Hahaha what a moron.

    • Robert Cram July 23, 2014 |

      Erm that’s not what has happened. All versions are at 720p to match the last gen versions. Not sure why you think just the PS4 version is at 720p and the Xbox One not and you call me retarded? Take your nonsense elsewhere please.

        • Not_true July 27, 2014 |

          Get help “lionheart” or “death dealer”. All 3 consoles have good games and have their pluses and minuses. It’s only fanboys mindlessly trashing one or the other.

          It’s not healthy to hate pieces of plastic and people who like playing video games on them.

      • Jason Mounce July 23, 2014 |

        So, why is it you want to make PS4’s screenshots to look like crap exactly? Under the guise and voice of ‘Equality and parity’? I don’t expect anyone to believe that bullocks.

        Lemme tell you something about life. It’s never equal and you shouldn’t try to force things to be the same when they aren’t, reveal the benefits and shortcomings of everything in life and learn from it.

        In this instance, PS4’s at 1080p, so don’t downgrade it to stroke someone off.

      • In reality they all should be resized to 1920×1080 since most TVs will upscale the 720p content to this resolution (unless you have a 720p or 4k set)…

        Now, that would still help because photoshop’s scaling algorithnm is better than most TVs upscaling schenanigans.

        Still, it would be better to put 1080p PNG images for that kind of comparison.

      • Not_true July 27, 2014 |

        Would it be possible to clean up some of the fanboy trolling in this article comments? Thank you.

    • Jason Mounce July 23, 2014 |

      The lighting isn’t better. It’s just the Brightness on PS4’s is higher.

      It’s already known that Xbox has different Brightness settings and say, Option 3 on Both would cause X1 to be much darker in contrast to PS4.

      So, no. You’re incorrect and it’s just the Brightness settings not being tweaked to both be at the same setting (Because they aren’t the same, awkwardly via settings.

    • ThePokeMaster July 23, 2014 |

      That’s just high contrast. Your TV will already increase that contrast. But it does seem better at first glance on a computer monitor.

      But because of that high contrast and crushed blacks, you’ll be nearly blind in dark rooms in the Xbox versions. Just take Thief as an example.
      PS4 and PC versions usually have similar contrast and brightness levels, whereas the Xbox versions are usually more exaggerated.

  2. benbenkr July 23, 2014 |

    Xbox One’s gamma is tuned to 2.35. PS4’s gamma is still using the old standard of gamma 2.2.

  3. Guest July 24, 2014 |

    $0N¥ paupers desperately upvoting their comments with zero comment history accounts again. Poor paupers. Can’t get it right, no matter how hard they try.

    • Jester July 24, 2014 |

      Looks who’s talking. At least the Sony’ers own the better console, not by opinion but by specs. Hence PS4 beating XB1 in sales since launch.

  4. Ricoh123 July 24, 2014 |

    I love how Ponys try to pretend the xb1 has crushed blacks.

    Yes you can FORCE it to display crushed blacks WHEN YOU HAVE THE PICTURE SET UP INCORRECTLY.

    Those sneaky Ponys spew lies and wrongly state xb1 games have crushed blacks.

    They don’t. Just set your picture settings properly to your display.

    • Ricoh123 July 24, 2014 |

      And I think Ponys lie like this because it is a fact that the xb1 colour system is richer than the ps4s and they try to divert attention away from this.

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