The Vault currently allows players to store 20 pieces of armour, 20 weapons and 20 general items. When update 1.1.2 is released in April, Guardians will be able to store 24 armour pieces, 36 weapons and 24 general items.
However in expanding the Vault space, Bungie revealed that a problem involving the ‘limited memory constraints’ meant that a compromise would have to be made for players on the older consoles. The solution Bungie reached was to remove the ability to compare items within the vault for Xbox 360 and PS3.
“In the case of the Vault expansion, it became clear that we would be pushing very limited memory constraints on older generation hardware.” Bungie designer Brad Fish said during the developers’ weekly update.
“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.
“Item comparison will continue to function within the Vault on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and in all other contexts on all platforms.”
Destiny update 1.1.2 will also be introducing new audio options, a new feature for colour-blind players as well as general gameplay fixes, and as said before is out in April, not long before the second expansion for the game, House of Wolves, gets a release.
What are your thoughts on this compromise?