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PlayStation Pro Not Powerful Enough for Destiny 2

Bungie’s new game can’t play at 60fps on the Pro.

The PlayStation Pro isn’t powerful enough to run Destiny 2 on 4K at 60 frames per second, according to the game’s development team members Luke Smith and Mark Noseworthy.

The duo sat down with IGN to discuss Bungie’s upcoming game, when Luke Smith admitted that the Pro doesn’t have the horsepower to be able to run Destiny 2 to its full capacity.

“The console, the PS4 Pro is super powerful, but it couldn’t run our game at 60. Our game’s this rich physics simulation where collision of players, networking, etc, and like, it wouldn’t run… [there’s] not enough horsepower there.”

Mark Noseworthy further explained where the PS Pro was lacking: “But there’s tons of GPU power in the PS4 Pro. That’s why we’re doing 4K, right?” Noseworthy chimed in. “It’s on the CPU side”

This will come as no surprise to those who understand the hardware upgrade from PS4 to Pro. The Pro’s GPU is 2.3 times more powerful that the 4’s, but offered only 31% improvement in CPU power. Seeing as Project Scorpio offers a higher GPU but the same CPU enhancement on the PlayStation 4, it’s unlikely that Destiny 2 will run on 4k at 60 frames per second on Microsoft’s unreleased console either.

The ability to play at 4k will please many fans, but others will feel aggrieved that Destiny 2 won’t reach a frame rate that other games have achieved. Yet these games still do suffer from drops in frame rate, which can seriously hamper gameplay.

It looks as though, while PlayStation Pro and Project Scorpio promise to get as close as ever to PC gaming, there’s still a long way to go.

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