Mass Effect: Andromeda Will Support HDR on Xbox One, PS4, PC

BioWare's RPG to make use of the visual technology that can make games look more realistic.

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BioWare has confirmed another detail about Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Studio GM Aaryn Flynn announced on Twitter (via DualShockers) that the spacefaring RPG will support high dynamic range (HDR) on both Xbox One S and PlayStation 4/PlayStation 4 Pro. HDR will also be supported on PC, he said.

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HDR can deliver more vibrant and luminous games; in essence, it aims to make content look more realistic. You'll need a HDR-capable display to see the benefits.

Flynn has kept busy answering questions about Andromeda. In the past week, he also confirmed that the game will not have a Season Pass, won't be available in Arabic, and teased that the PC requirements will be announced in February.

Last week, BioWare announced Andromeda's release date, confirming it will launch on March 21 in North America. The game will be available on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

For more on Andromeda, check out all of GameSpot's previous coverage here.

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    jjs2016x4x1

    @titang1: actually the game will be NATIVE 4k 60fps on Xbox Scorpio and will run vastly superior to even the Pc version on a high end computer and the same is true for PS4 PRO as it will be Native 1800p checkerboarded up to 2160p and you won't be able to tell any difference between image quality at all as checkerboard 4k is nearly indistinguishable from Native 4k and as the developers utilize and learn the checkerboard rendering method more and more it's gonna be identical to Native 4k while using less resources which can be put towards other graphical assets BUT REGARDLESS BACK TO MY POINT Xbox Scorpio and PlayStation 4 pro will look every bit as good as an ultra high end Pc and will be absolutely buttter smooth whether it's only locked 30fps on PlayStation 4 pro or the locked Native 4k 60fps on Scorpio the fact is the game will run absolutely phenomenal as your Pc won't give you any advantage ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO XBOX SCORPIO AS ITS 8 core summit ridge RYZEN CPU, 6 teraflop AMD VEGA GPU, and 12gb ddr5x memory with 320gb per second bandwidth will absolutely slaughter all mid to high range Pc on the market as only ultra high end gaming Pc will be able to complete with Xbox Scorpio and even then Xbox Scorpio will be the lead platform and the best place to play as the developers can optimize the console on a level vastly superior to Pc optimization which is sub par at best and with Xbox Scorpio and PlayStation 4 pro 90% of all AAA games developers are gonna be shifting completely away from Pc game development and Pc master guys will be lucky to get another 2 years of sub par Pc ports and that's about it as Pc gaming is dying a slow miserable death and it's getting worse and worse every year with more sub par unoptimized ports of games because developers are putting all their time money and resources into where the money is at and that is console game development AND NOW WITH PLAYSTATION 4 pro and especially the Xbox Scorpio which when launched later this year will be the equivalent of an ultra high end gaming Pc albeit with much better and vastly superior optimization of games where Pc is no longer needed as the new Xbox Scorpio is gonna be so powerful and so capable that developers won't need to utilize Pc to make their games anymore as it can all be done at the console level with an ultra low level console API where e games can get such a vastly superior level of deep optimization compared to Pc and so yea as far as games and games only are concerned Xbox Scorpio will be leading the way going forward and once Sony start developing games from the ground up for PlayStation Pro it will also be right there in the mix with great console games and wonderful optimized games so yea LMAO YOUR MID TO HIGH RANGE PC WILL BE SLAUGHTERED BY XBOX SCORPIO and even PlayStation 4 pro will have better graphics and performance and better optimization than mid range to high range Pc and then even the guys with ultra high end Pc hardware which is less than 10% of all Pc gamers even they won't have an advantage over Xbox Scorpio as that's gonna be Native 4k 60fps in all games without compromise period...... The new AMD RYZEN CPU is as fast and even a little faster than intels highest end most powerful processor the i7-6900k and THE XBOX SCORPIO WILL HAVE the full 94 to 97 watt 8 core 16 thread RYZEN CPU together with AN AMD VEGA 10 gpu with 6 teraflops downclocked and trimmed down OR THE RUMOR that 343 industries lead developer is talking about could be true Whih said Xbox Scorpio might end up launching with the full fat AMD VEGA 10 gpu with 10+ teraflops of gpu compute power which is equivalent to nearly 13 to 14 teraflops when compared to equivalent Pc hardware since developers can get anywhere from 30 to 40% more power and performance out of console hardware opposed to Pc simply because of console architectures so regardless whether it's 10 teraflop full VEGA which would be the equivalent of 13 to 14 teraflops compared to Pc hardware OR WHETHER Microsoft sticks with the original 6 teraflop cut down underclocked VEGA 10 where the 6 teraflops will be equivalent to around 8 to 9 teraflops compared to the same Pc hardware so either way XBOX SCORPIO AT THE ABSOLUTE MINIMUM WILL HAVE 6 teraflops of AMD VEGA graphics compute power, plus 12gb of ddr5x memory with 320gb per second memory bandwidth, all paired together WITH THE INTEL KILLER 8 core AMD RYZEN CPU which is gonna make the Xbox Scorpio a real ultra high end gaming machine Native 4k 60fps no questions asked.........

    THE PC MASTER RACE GUYS ARE IN ABSOLUTE PANIC MODE KNOWING THAT US CONSOLE PEASANTS WILL HAVE A 599.00 dollar Xbox Scorpio that's gonna slaughter 90% of all gaming computers on the market and I think it's absolutely phenomenal AS CONSOLES BACK IN THE DAY PRIOR TO THE XBOX ONE & PS4 used to be rocking fully custom hardware which when consoles launched they were more powerful and had better graphics and performance than ultra high end gaming computers and it's always been that way until this latest gen underpowered Xbox one and original PS4 BUT ITS Ok because all that's changing starting with Xbox Scorpio and moving forward developers will heavily Favor Xbox Scorpio and PlayStation 4 Pro over Pc where they will eventually start to develop solely for consoles only so Pc gaming is on its death bed right now and it's got a few more years at most but with Sony and Microsoft now in the habit of releasing new ultra powerful high end gaming consoles every 2 to 3 years it's gonna eliminate the need to spend thousands of dollars on gaming computers period........

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    Benny_a

    @jjs2016x4x1: WOW, BRO that was unreadable wall of text, learn to use enter button to break the lines.

    Scorpio will NEVER be good as high end PC NEVER, my GTX1080 costs like almost 2 xboxes ones.

    Ill be getting Scorpio to play old X360 exclusives in 4K, Im sure the backwards compatibility mode will be running in 4K, Lost Odyssey, Blu Dragon, Gears 2,3 and 3.5 in glorious 4K here I come

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    TitanG1

    @Benny_a: I doubt BC games will run in native 4K, but it's all good, I played Gears of War 2 last night in upscaled 4K on my XB1S, and it looked a bit more crisp, not a big upgrade but a noticeable one. Unfortunately the game runs at a crappy 30fps that chooses to go up and down in open areas during big firefights.

    Kinda hard going from 60fps in Ultimate Gears of War and Gears 4 on PC to a 25-30fps Xbox 360 games. Too bad BC doesn't improve or stabilize the framerate.

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    TitanG1

    @jjs2016x4x1: Yea, and no. My current PC craps all over the Scorpio, and it's a single GTX 1080. Even still, by the time Scorpio releases I'll likely have a 1080ti in my rig and the gap will have once again widened even further.

    The Scorpio will be a 4K/30fps machine make no mistake about it, if they want to achieve a high level of graphical fidelity and still maintain performance they'll have to settle for 30fps in quite a few games, with the 60fps being reserved for their exclusive titles (Forza, Halo) and other titles that typically run at 60fps (Call of Duty, Battlefield/Battlfefront). I say this because MS even stated the Scorpio is more in line with a GTX 1070, and the 1070 is nowhere near a 4K/60fps card at HIGH to ULTRA settings, and please don't say "console optimization" like it's this big factor in making things all better, I read an article about a year ago speaking of the misconceptions and spin people apply to "console optimization" like it's this magic sauce that makes everything better. Console optimization isn't all that different than a PC gamer going in and adjusting graphical settings to reach stable framerates, it's a more involved process given it's not as easy as having the settings right in front of you, but it's basically the same thing.

    No one that games on PC is threatened by the Scorpio, in fact, some PC gamers are getting Scorpio performance and beyond RIGHT NOW, even with Miscrosoft games. You should see Forza Horizon 3 in 4K at 60fps, sure I had to bump AA down to FXAA, but at 4K the FXAA works quite well, everything else is completely maxed though and it never drops a frame from 60fps.

    So go ahead in your attempts at gloating over the Scorpio, which is still about a year away, I'll just sit here and get "better than" Scorpio performance while you wait and brag about something you don't even have yet. If you were smart you'd wait and see what the machine can actually do before claiming it'll be such a beast, console developers always overblow and underdeliver, happens EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. yet you console fanboys eat it up EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. Cheers.

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    Benny_a

    @titang1: You are 100% wrong and you haven't read Anything like that.

    Console optimization can increase performance of up to 100% (meaning TWICE faster), before I go into details, look at Uncharted 4 running in Native FHD/30fps on APU, back on PC Side nothing serious can run on integrated graphics.

    Here is quote from someone who knows, someone you cant argue with, a real PC Gaming God: John Carmack himself.

    Quote: For the same given paper spec, a console will deliver twice the perf of a PC, and a PC will deliver twice the perf of a mobile part.

    https://twitter.com/id_aa_carmack/status/436012673243693056

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    TitanG1

    @Benny_a: I don't care what Carmack says, I've seen this proven wrong on numerous occasions with certain PC builds. There's a YouTube video of a guy that builds a $500 gaming PC with parts he found used online, and while they ARE better than the PS4 in terms of specs, it's wasn't by some HUGE margin, and the PC easily outperformed the PS4.

    Just because Carmack makes such a claim doesn't mean it's the end all be all for how hardware works. He could very well be speaking from experience using HIS specific engine for games, meaning you can't apply his logic to every other developer out there.

    Current consoles are practically poor mans PCs anyway the way their built these days. The days of super custom hardware with CELL processors are over, from now on you can bet they'll be closer in line with MID range gaming PCs than anything else.

    You're over here talking about double the performance of this and that and these consoles can barely muster 1080p at 30fps, get the hell out of here lol. You can build a budget PC that runs games in 1080p/60fps that stomps a PS4 and an XB1

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    nishanth12

    I have to give it to Bioware, they really optimize their games. Been the case with all of their games.

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    Aegis_Kleais

    Couldn't care in the least. HDR has been around on PC for years. Making an announcement is akin to saying "We're now also supporting mouse and keyboard inputs for PC." It, like the ability to run at 60FPS and 1080p+ resolution, is not a feature of worth in a world of 144Hz and 4K/8K resolutions.

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    Skeetys

    @aegis_kleais: There's no HDR on PC at all, even now. HDR10 has not been implemented into PC. It's possible they're talking about WAY in the future. Because there's 0% chance that ME Andromeda will have HDR10 support at launch on PC. Only on PS4 Pro and probably even the xbone s and standard ps4 will since they have HDR support now.

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    Benny_a

    @aegis_kleais: HDR hasn't been on PC for years, you confuse one HDR with another 2 others that share same name, its the same name.

    To SEE HDR content you actually need hardware that supports it, no PC monitor supports HDR and only top of the line 2016 TVs support real HDR without 8Bit downconversion because you need real 10Bit panel that also supports much wider P3 gamut for it and new back light that can push more light than we had before.

    And NO, professional 10Bit Monitors cant show HDR, because 10Bit is just ONE of the requirements for HDR.

    Half Life HDR is not THIS HDR, its totally different thing.

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    IndySandbagTrik

    Hook my PC up to my KS8000 with a HDMI 2.0a cable, GTX 980 is HDR comopatible too...good times ahead in 60fps in HDR from the couch with my Elite controller (winning).

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    Nadsat-77

    My experience with HDR wasn't very good with video games (movies looks nice), i prefer the standard colors on the titles i have tested.

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    Benny_a

    @nadsat-77: Not every TV shows proper HDR, only top end models, other models have incomplete HDR or worse 8Bit panels so they downconvert it.

    Its been tested that on such TVs, properly calibrated SDR is better than HDR, HDR mode on these is just commercial feature.

    Now, even on proper TVs that fully support HDR like LG OLED and Samsung 8000 series and above, you need to configure the TV to see it properly, otherwise you wont.

    Also, every TV has high bandwidth mode (that needed for both HDR and 4K 60fps) is disabled by default, so that's the minimum you need to do to see proper HDR is enable this mode.

    ON PC, even on latest nvidia (I have GTX1080) the Graphic card wont change automatically into 10bit HDR mode but will be running 8Bit HDR which is down-converted, to see proper HDR on PC, before you run HDR capable game you need to enable 422 chroma + 10Bit (if its 4K resolution), in lower resolutions Chroma 444+10Bit might be available

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    Nadsat-77

    @Benny_a: Very well explained post. I got the hardware, as i said my problem is with HDR on games specifically, it looks good in some scenes and pretty awful on others depending on the lighting. HDR looks great on everything else (movies, TV Shows) however i acknowledge that it's too soon to pass any judgment.

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    TitanG1

    @Benny_a: Just so happens I have a 60" Samsung 8000 series TV, and it's properly calibrated :)

    Pacific Rim in 4K HDR looks incredible

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    Thanatos2k

    But how's the story?

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    Benny_a

    @Thanatos2k: Its a sad story about how Bernie Sanders by mistake discovered a cryogenic sleep technology but than he was assassinated by Obama and Hilarys people.

    Then they run a secret operation Andromeda: they gather every SJW, LGBTQ, Furrie, Vegan, BLM and muslim, put them all into Cryogenic sleep and fly to Andromeda galaxy to find new Safe Space without scary Trumpians or evil Joose.

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    TitanG1

    Regardless of HDR, I'm just pumped to play this in native 4K on PC, where it'll look and run the best.

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    Benny_a

    @titang1: Do you know how to turn on HDR on PC? Because its not a as simple as running the game and then enabling HDR, that wont show real HDR.

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    TitanG1

    @Benny_a: I don't care lol. HDR, in the manner you're speaking, is coming to PC from what I've heard. Last thing I heard was Battlefield 1 would be one of the first games to utilize it unless something has changed, but the feature and monitors are coming to PC THIS year I do believe, so it's only a matter of time.

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    jjs2016x4x1

    @titang1: actually the game will be NATIVE 4k 60fps on Xbox Scorpio and will run vastly superior to even the Pc version on a high end computer and the same is true for PS4 PRO as it will be Native 1800p checkerboarded up to 2160p and you won't be able to tell any difference between image quality at all as checkerboard 4k is nearly indistinguishable from Native 4k and as the developers utilize and learn the checkerboard rendering method more and more it's gonna be identical to Native 4k while using less resources which can be put towards other graphical assets BUT REGARDLESS BACK TO MY POINT Xbox Scorpio and PlayStation 4 pro will look every bit as good as an ultra high end Pc and will be absolutely buttter smooth whether it's only locked 30fps on PlayStation 4 pro or the locked Native 4k 60fps on Scorpio the fact is the game will run absolutely phenomenal as your Pc won't give you any advantage ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO XBOX SCORPIO AS ITS 8 core summit ridge RYZEN CPU, 6 teraflop AMD VEGA GPU, and 12gb ddr5x memory with 320gb per second bandwidth will absolutely slaughter all mid to high range Pc on the market as only ultra high end gaming Pc will be able to complete with Xbox Scorpio and even then Xbox Scorpio will be the lead platform and the best place to play as the developers can optimize the console on a level vastly superior to Pc optimization which is sub par at best and with Xbox Scorpio and PlayStation 4 pro 90% of all AAA games developers are gonna be shifting completely away from Pc game development and Pc master guys will be lucky to get another 2 years of sub par Pc ports and that's about it as Pc gaming is dying a slow miserable death and it's getting worse and worse every year with more sub par unoptimized ports of games because developers are putting all their time money and resources into where the money is at and that is console game development AND NOW WITH PLAYSTATION 4 pro and especially the Xbox Scorpio which when launched later this year will be the equivalent of an ultra high end gaming Pc albeit with much better and vastly superior optimization of games where Pc is no longer needed as the new Xbox Scorpio is gonna be so powerful and so capable that developers won't need to utilize Pc to make their games anymore as it can all be done at the console level with an ultra low level console API where e games can get such a vastly superior level of deep optimization compared to Pc and so yea as far as games and games only are concerned Xbox Scorpio will be leading the way going forward and once Sony start developing games from the ground up for PlayStation Pro it will also be right there in the mix with great console games and wonderful optimized games so yea LMAO YOUR MID TO HIGH RANGE PC WILL BE SLAUGHTERED BY XBOX SCORPIO and even PlayStation 4 pro will have better graphics and performance and better optimization than mid range to high range Pc and then even the guys with ultra high end Pc hardware which is less than 10% of all Pc gamers even they won't have an advantage over Xbox Scorpio as that's gonna be Native 4k 60fps in all games without compromise period...... The new AMD RYZEN CPU is as fast and even a little faster than intels highest end most powerful processor the i7-6900k and THE XBOX SCORPIO WILL HAVE the full 94 to 97 watt 8 core 16 thread RYZEN CPU together with AN AMD VEGA 10 gpu with 6 teraflops downclocked and trimmed down OR THE RUMOR that 343 industries lead developer is talking about could be true Whih said Xbox Scorpio might end up launching with the full fat AMD VEGA 10 gpu with 10+ teraflops of gpu compute power which is equivalent to nearly 13 to 14 teraflops when compared to equivalent Pc hardware since developers can get anywhere from 30 to 40% more power and performance out of console hardware opposed to Pc simply because of console architectures so regardless whether it's 10 teraflop full VEGA which would be the equivalent of 13 to 14 teraflops compared to Pc hardware OR WHETHER Microsoft sticks with the original 6 teraflop cut down underclocked VEGA 10 where the 6 teraflops will be equivalent to around 8 to 9 teraflops compared to the same Pc hardware so either way XBOX SCORPIO AT THE ABSOLUTE MINIMUM WILL HAVE 6 teraflops of AMD VEGA graphics compute power, plus 12gb of ddr5x memory with 320gb per second memory bandwidth, all paired together WITH THE INTEL KILLER 8 core AMD RYZEN CPU which is gonna make the Xbox Scorpio a real ultra high end gaming machine Native 4k 60fps no questions asked

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    Atzenkiller

    @titang1: Regardless of whatever, I'm just pumped to play this on my PS4 while driving my Ferrari.

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    TitanG1

    @Atzenkiller: "Regardless of whatever. I'm just pumped to play this on my PS4 while driving my Toyota Yaris"

    Fixed.

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    Atzenkiller

    @titang1: Wow, dude. You're a moron.

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    TitanG1

    @Atzenkiller: Says the guy making lame comments about playing PS4s while driving Ferraris? You made a snarky comment, and I replied back with one, deal with it.

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    normanislost

    @titang1: .....it was joke about how instead of a native 4k PC he could get a PS4 and a Ferrari

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    TitanG1

    @normanislost: Oh, so it was a terrible joke that's completely inaccurate? Regardless of what he was trying to say, he's still wrong, so it changes little.

    Do you guys really think a 4K is THAT damn exensive. I know he was exaggerating, but what do you think it cost to build a 4K gaming PC? Seriously.

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    Dom_Hawk_basic

    @titang1: 4k @ 60FPS I can tell you it costs more than 1,200 (TITAN XP) bucks if you want to play on ultra settings in just about everything, and if you're looking to have an HDR TV and do it at 4K60 then you're looking at 2200. Of course once the 1080TI comes out the price will drop or maybe a 980TI in 2 or 3 way SLI could achieve that but if you've got that set up then you bought it quite some time ago when the cards were newer and more expensive.

    For my taste, it is not extrodinary cost for 4K60, but it isn't exactly cheap either. Not as expensive as a Cadillac CT6 Premium 3.0TT, but not a case of Paps Blue Ribbon either. SO don't shite on the guy too badly. huh.

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    charlieholmes

    @Dom_Hawk_basic: Very nicely said!

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    TitanG1

    @Dom_Hawk_basic: There are some poorly optimized games out there that do indeed need more than what a $1,200 gaming PC provides to completely max out, but there are also quite a few impressive games that max out perfectly fine at 4K and still hit 60fps on my PC, Battlefront, Mad Max, Ultimate Gears of War, and several others run perfectly fine completely maxed out at 4K, and others don't, like Metro Last Light Redux, GTA5, and a few others.

    Then again, quite a few of the games I mentioned will run just fine with a few settings bumped down, and this is all done on a single GTX 1080 I might add, and given that, it's impressive given not even Scorpio will pull that off and it's pretty much a year away.

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    Dom_Hawk_basic

    @titang1: Oh we are in complete agreement, there are games where the 1080 performs admirably and gets it's 60FPS, these games either had a lot of money, heart and time put into them or they were built specifically for the PC and hardware vendor in mind. Then you have other games where the GPU vendor disables the SLI Profile because of some bug issue (I'm looking at you Infinite Warfare/MW: Re-mastered) but as you said sometimes you have to bump some settings down. My question to you is this, are we talking the very basic/with perks 4K experience which PS4 Pro and Xbox Scorpio will be able to offer (i'm saying scaling counts) or are we talking native 4K no scaling, HDR, SMAA/TXSMAA, Ultra everything.. VXAO (whatever AMD equiv is) etc etc etc. I can tell you and I can give you links to my youtube channel, my single Titan XP going all the way up to there doesn't quite cut it at those settings. But if I go back a few years in the gaming timeline then of course I can run it at 4K. Depending upon the experience in which you are looking for when it comes to the early days of 4K gaming, it will either be fairly cheap (600 bucks for a new GPU still isn't chump change) or you'll be looking for a doctor to take out a kidney... because you need only one right?!

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    TitanG1

    @Dom_Hawk_basic: Like I said, it depends on the game, but keep in mind, things like AA can be kept to a minimum running games in native 4K, so to max out AA is just hogging up VRAM for very little improvement. So based on that I tend to keep AA to FXAA or MSAAx2 when running games in native 4K. That's not always the case though, some I run with AA maxed out, especially if it's an older game, but some like Titanfall 2 I can make an exception on if they're well made games.

    Heres my experience with the games I've played so far

    Forza Horizon 3 - everything maxed minus AA being set to FXAA - locked 60fps

    Ultimate Gears of War - completely maxed - locked 60fps

    Skyrim - everything maxed out - dozen graphics modes turned on - locked 60fps

    Mad Max - everything maxed out - locked 60fps

    Star Wars Battlefront - everything maxed out minus frame scaling being set to 100% (goes up to 200%) - locked 60fps

    Titanfall 2 - everything maxed out - locked 60fps

    Alien Isolation - everything maxed out - locked 60fps

    Only games I've had to bump settings down for (so far). That's going from ULTRA to HIGH or VERY HIGH I might add

    Gears 4 - don't understand this one

    Metro Last Light Redux - super demanding game in 4K

    Crysis 3 - duh, it's Crysis

    That's my experience so far, and I'll take it.

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    howthegodzkill

    "You *WILL need a 4K TV to see the benefits."

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    GirlUSoCrazy

    @howthegodzkill: ** unless using an Xbox One S or PS4 which max out*** at 1080p so a 1080p HDR set will yield the same results

    *** even though MS claimed to support 4k on Xbox One http://www.polygon.com/2013/5/23/4359450/xbox-one-will-support-4k-output-resolution-and-3d

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    Dryvlyne

    I'm torn between getting this game at launch. I currently have a PS4 and Xbox One S but I fear the game won't run that great on either. It's almost a given that it will be 900p or less on Xbox to even try to maintain 30fps. Normally then I would get it for PS4 but I'm sure the Scorpio will end up running it best.

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    Atzenkiller

    @dryvlyne: The devs recently confirmed that it'll run in 1080p on PS4 and 900p on Xbone. I thought this was only a thing in early gen games but it seems like the gap is still too big. Well, at least they don't let the available resources go to waste as it was in the last gen.

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    scottyp360

    @Atzenkiller: I'm more concerned about frame rate. Resolution doesn't mean much if the frame rate is inconsistent. As a ps4 owner I'm hoping this isn't a situation like The Last Guardian where the game has poor frame rate on a standard ps4 but runs well on a ps4 pro displaying the game a 1080p.

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    Dryvlyne

    @Atzenkiller: hmm, that's where I'm stuck. Do I buy the game at launch for XB1 knowing it will probably run poorly until Scorpio comes out or do I just get it for the better performing system now which is PS4. By the time Scorpio comes out I'm sure I'll have moved on to other games (hopefully Destiny 2).

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    Atzenkiller

    @dryvlyne: If you care about the coop mode, with ME3's being one of the best I've seen so far, you might be playing it for quite some time. ME3's was supported for a whole year after launch, including free dlcs being released up to that point. Something to consider.

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    Dryvlyne

    @Atzenkiller: Yeah, good point. I mostly play Destiny on PS4 so probably if a pot of my friends on there get it then I probably will too. It's a shame that I couldn't just get the game for each system but be able to seamlessly play my character on either... That would be ideal!

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    Hawkensha

    @dryvlyne: PC will run it best fyi

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    Dryvlyne

    @hawkensha: I'm sure PC will run it best but I got out of PC gaming years ago. Just too much money to try and keep pace with all the new tech.

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    Hawkensha

    @dryvlyne: try to keep pace with the new tech??? that makes no sense when console does none of those things. You don't have to. Upgrade every 3 -4 years. PS4 just had an upgrade which is shorter than what PC gamers usually upgrade.

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    Dryvlyne

    @hawkensha: and that's why I don't have a PS4 Pro. I don't feel like the jump was big enough and will instead most likely get Scorpio.

    My other problem with PC gaming is that a lot of games are not optimized well for it because there are so many configurations to consider. Look at how many bad PC ports there have been over the past year. I think it's an advantage to develop on a console because it's a fixed platform that users can't just swap out parts.

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    TitanG1

    @dryvlyne: It's not that bad.

    It all depends on what you want and expect. Hell, if a PC gamer doesn't mind 1080p gaming, you could build a beastly rig now that'll handle 1080p max settings for years to come, but if you're a PC gamer that has to play at the highest res possible then it starts becoming a matter of always having to keep up, especially if you want max settings.

    I currently have a GTX 1080 set up, and I'm maxing a handful of modern games at 4K and still pulling off 60fps, everything else I have to bump down a setting, or two, or three, or four to get to run at 60fps or close to it. It's not bad though, it's usually bumping settings down from ULTRA to HIGH or VERY HIGH, where the difference isn't all that noticeable anyway.

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