Okay, okay, we’ve all had our fun ribbing Mass Effect: Andromeda for its twitchy, robotic faces, but it really isn’t a bad-looking game. Yes, parts of it are bad-looking, no doubt, but other parts are beautiful. The game’s various alien environments? Pretty much all astounding, particularly in 4K with HDR switched on. As long as you keep your space helmet on, you’ve fine!
As with other game’s powered by EA’s Frostbite engine, Mass Effect: Andromeda offers exclusive graphics options for those using a Nvidia GeForce graphics card. Here’s the options Nvidia says you can expect…
“Mass Effect: Andromeda enables you to scale image quality and performance to suit systems old and new. Mass Effect: Andromeda gives you options for Ambient Occlusion, Anti-Aliasing, Chromatic Aberration, Effects Quality, Film Grain, Lighting Quality, Mesh Quality, Post-Process Effect Quality, Resolution Scaling, Shader Quality, Shadow Quality, Terrain Quality, Texture Filtering Quality, Texture Quality, and Vegetation Quality.
In total there are 16 options that affect image quality, most of which have several detail levels. Additionally, Mass Effect: Andromeda players with a HDR television, or a G-SYNC HDR monitor, can enable the best implementation of HDR seen to date on PC with one flick of a switch in the video menu.”
You can check out footage of Mass Effect: Andromeda running at full resolution on a beefy GeForce-powered machine, above. Obviously, you’ll need a 4K monitor to get the full effect. There’s some pretty stuff in there, you have to admit.
If you want to get the most out of your Nvidia GPU, the company has just released a new driver update that “provides an optimal gaming experience” for Mass Effect: Andromeda players. You can get that driver, right here.
Mass Effect: Andromeda lands on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 tomorrow.