Destiny Vault Upgrade Limited by Last-Gen Tech
A recent upgrade to Destiny's Vault system reminds us of the wall that exists between last-gen and current-gen console capabilities.
Destiny's revamped Vault system has reached the hardware limits of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Eurogamer reports. While this upgrade to Destiny's inventory storage is rather negligible, adding storage for an additional four general items, 16 weapons and four armor pieces comes at a cost for last-gen consoles. This means that Guardians will be able to store 24 armor pieces, 36 weapons and 24 general items in their storage, but with the sacrifice of item comparison within the Vault for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 players. Of course, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Guardians will still get the upgraded Vault storage as well as keep the item comparison feature while their Vault is open.
"In the case of the Vault expansion, it became clear that we would be pushing very limited memory constraints on older generation hardware," said Bungie designer Brad Fish. "We had a choice: leave the Vault as-is, or find some kind of compromise to enable it safely. We weighed the options, with player feedback in mind, and decided to move forward with the expansion by disabling the item comparison feature within the Vault on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360."
Let this be a reminder for the people who think that the differences in specs and hardware between last-gen and current-gen are small. This makes us wonder just how different (and better) Destiny would have been if Activision and Bungie decided to make it a current-gen exclusive, which would have been an even bigger drive for PS4 and Xbox One console sales than Destiny already was.