Mass Effect: Andromeda launches with HDR support for Xbox One S, PS4, PS4 Pro, and PC according to an unofficial Twitter Q&A with Bioware GM Aaryn Flynn.
After years of near silence from BioWare on the future of Mass Effect, the franchise’s return is finally just around the corner. As the March release of Mass Effect: Andromeda gets closer, more details continue to arrive on a daily basis. After confirming the game’s release date and explaining that the game will not feature a season pass, the creators are now discussing Mass Effect: Andromeda’s HDR support.
During an impromptu Twitter Q&A session, BioWare GM Aaryn Flynn offered a few more details about the sci-fi RPG’s upcoming launch. In response to a question about Andromeda’s high dynamic range support, Flynn made a lot of fans happy by confirming that HDR will supported on Xbox One S, PS4, PS4 Pro, and PC.
@ShadowElephant Yes— Aaryn Flynn (@AarynFlynn) January 7, 2017
As usual with HDR support, this is something that will only be enjoyed by a portion of the game’s players. Consumers need to have the right TV, hook up, or graphics card (for the PC gamers) to reap the beautiful benefits of HDR support. Players who are equipped to enjoy the HDR experience will be in for a more vibrant, realistic Mass Effect experience this March.
@OG_CR41GUK Yes. Not sure which version though— Aaryn Flynn (@AarynFlynn) January 8, 2017
HDR support may be niche market for now, but as 4K TV prices drop and launch consoles continue to be replaced in homes by the Xbox One s and PS4 Pro, the number of gamers who take HDR support into consideration when purchasing a game continues to rise. At the time of the Q&A, Flynn wasn’t able to confirm whether the PC HDR support would be HDR10 or Dolby.
Earlier in the Twitter Q&A thread, Flynn confirmed that the game will not launch with a localization in Arabic. The GM went on to explain that it is something that the team could look into patching sometime after launch. Flynn said it was eye-opening to hear so many requests for additional language support, so there is clearly a lot of demand for the game on a global scale.
Regardless of HDR support, Mass Effect: Andromeda is sure to be a hit this winter. Fans have been eager to return to BioWare’s sci-fi franchise since the third installment, even though that ending rubbed a lot of gamers the wrong way. Starting over with a new crew should be a great opportunity to bring back old fans and draw in new consumers who may have been scared away by the lore baggage attached to the original trilogy.
Does HDR support on all platforms help you decide what you’ll be playing Mass Effect: Andromeda on? Let us know in the comments!
Mass Effect: Andromeda releases March 21, 2017 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.