PC version Mass Effect: Andromeda supports hdr10 and Dolby Vision

Mass Effect: Andromeda will support both HDR10 and Dolby Vision on PC. This means that this upcoming title from EA and Bioware can be played on all platforms with HDR, as long as the TV or monitor used supports the display for this.

Bioware boss Aaryn Flynn, in response to a question about this on Twitter said that the PC version of Mass Effect: Andromeda will support both HDR10 and Dolby Vision. Flynn previously made known that the PC version would support HDR, but at that time it was not yet clear which of the two HDR formats it concerned. HDR is also available on Xbox One S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 4 Pro supported. These consoles are in the HDR10 format.

To be able to play Mass Effect: Andromeda with HDR playback, a screen with HDR support must of course be used. At CES 2017, the first monitors with support for Nvidia G-Sync HDR were announced, such as the ASUS ROG PG27UQ and the Acer Predator XB272-HDR. This concerns display based on HDR10.

AMD also plays a role in HDR display on monitors, via the Freesync 2 technology developed by the company. For example, LG has announced the 32″ monitor LG 32UD99 with Freesync 2. This uhd monitor with a refresh rate of 144Hz, just like the G-Sync monitors, will only support HDR10 and no Dolby Vision. Monitors with support for Dolby Vision seem to not yet, but LG TVs with the technology have been announced.

HDR stands for ‘high dynamic range’. This is imaging technology that enables TVs and monitors to display more vibrant colors and achieve a much higher contrast value through higher brightness than screens without HDR.

Mass Effect: Andromeda is set to be released in the United States on March 21, 2017, and two days later in Europe. This latest title from Bioware should have been released at the end of last year, but the release was then postponed by publisher EA and developer Bioware.