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Microsoft loves PC gaming, no HDR support in Halo Wars 2

No HDR support in Halo Wars 2, but 4K support - which 'looks gorgeous'

By Anthony Garreffa on Jan 17, 2017 07:25 pm CST - 1 min, 2 secs reading time

In its push for PC gaming being the champion of Windows, Microsoft won't be supporting HDR in Halo Wars 2 - while Mass Effect: Andromeda will (thanks, BioWare).

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343 Industries Design Director, Clay Jensen, has confirmed that Halo Wars 2 will not have HDR support on the PC, but it will support 4K - which, in 2017 - all games should. Speaking with Fenix Bazaar, Jensen said: "I wish that I could say yes. Unfortunately, we are not going to have HDR support for Halo Wars 2. We do support 4K on PC, which looks gorgeous, and you definitely need to play that because it's stunning".

Halo Wars 2 could have HDR support post-launch, but it seems it won't be happening - Jensen adds: "It's something that, certainly in future titles, we'll be looking to support it. Unfortunately, not for this launch".

Halo Wars 2 launches on the PC and Xbox consoles on February 17, for those who buy the Ultimate Edition - and on February 21 for the normal version.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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