Mass Effect: Andromeda now Xbox One X Enhanced (update)

Updated November 6, 2018: Mass Effect: Andromeda is now Xbox One X Enhanced. The game just received a 1.68 GB patch and now appears to be running at or near 4K resolution.

Mass Effect: Andromeda was supposed to be the definitive Mass Effect experience, as it moved towards an open-region structure. While the exploration and combat were great, the basic plot and performance issues heavily detracted from the experience. Even months later, it still stuttered on Xbox One. However, what was most upsetting to gamers was that fact that it left a lot of plot points unresolved.

Despite how you may feel about the game, it hasn't stopped EA from working on it. BioWare Montreal may be no more, but there's definitely a team still tweaking the game. I was randomly going through my Xbox One X Enhanced titles, and noticed that Mass Effect: Andromeda was now appearing on the list. I opened the page on the Microsoft Store and sure enough, it said that the title now supported Microsoft's new console. While it's unclear what the enhancements are, more may be revealed on November 7, 2018 — N7 Day. Alternatively, Microsoft could be saving this announcement for X018 on November 10.

Mass Effect: Andromeda follows a group of human explorers as they try to find a new home in the Andromeda Galaxy. However, there are other beings on the journey too as each species has its own space ship, known as an "Ark."

If you haven't played Mass Effect: Andromeda yet, be sure to check out the game at retailers. Despite its problems, the game is an exciting sequel to the original Mass Effect Trilogy. Plus, the game is available at a substantial discount now so it's the right time to jump in.

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  • Did they ever end up fixing the bugs in this game?
  • I would give it a shot. I haven't beaten it yet, but from what I have played the bugs don't seem nearly as bad as at launch. I haven't noticed anything big at least. Also the multiplayer is surprisingly enjoyable, and at the low prices it is being sold for, you could do a lot worse.
  • I've beaten this it's very good and the ending isn't as bad as the train wreck that was Mass Effect 3.
  • If you're talking about how the faces looked after creating your character, then yes.
  • I finished it a few months back. I didn't encounter any issues running it at max settings. The game was quite enjoyable also, even though I was going into it worried about all the bad press.. Just play it using Origin Access. It's cheap enough.
  • Asher you need to play it. It wasn't as good as the others but it was still a very enjoyable experience.
  • If this is true I am very happy about it. I played the game on PC and had my problems with their increasing childlike obsession with homosexuality. However, I loved the combat and world and planned to play it again on the XBOX ONE X to add it to my Bioware collection and get my achievements. But as everybody knows by now the graphics were subpar even on the XBOX ONE X. I hope that it really is finally XBOX ONE X enhanced.
  • I've only ever played this on an Xbox One X so if they've improved it, I'll have to play it again for the 4th time. Yep, 4th. The graphics are INCREDIBLE!!! I loved the original ME trilogy, but I'll always have a soft spot for this game. Listening to the banter between the other characters alone used to make my day. Yes, I even shed a tear or three at the very end. It's a shame the haters gave this game a bad rep.
  • I agree it was quite good and it would be nice to see some more from the Andromeda Galaxy. If the game launched in its current state, it would have had far better reviews and uptake.
  • so higher resolution janky facial animations? nice!
  • i like that game that atmosphere and the graphics and story omg i pre order it when it was coming out from allkeyshop because it has the best comparison prices ever