Ubisoft is up to its old tricks again, and it’s really frustrating. This time, it’s surrounding their HDR support or lack of it for the PC version of Assassin’s Creed Origins. While they originally stated that all platforms would see a patch to enable HDR, PlayStation 4/Xbox One/PC. It looks like they’ve backtracked on the PC version getting HDR support.
What’s worse is that instead of them being honest about it, they’ve tried to remove any mention of it. They previously they stated HDR would come to all platforms via a post on the Assassin’s Creed Origins blog, here. Thankfully, the internet has ways of caching that, as seen here.
There will be another Title Update available in early November, which will most notably include 4K and Dolby Atmos support for Xbox One X and support of HDR displays for all platforms.
The original claim that HDR was indeed coming for all platforms. Sadly, this wasn’t going to remain as Ubisoft had claimed.
When it was asked if the PC version would get HDR support, Ubisoft replied via Twitter that it would not be supported.
Hi there, we have no official plans to release HDR on PC at this point in time.
— Ubisoft Support (@UbisoftSupport) November 3, 2017
And that very same post on the Assassin’s Creed Origins blog was updated to reflect a change that omits the PC version.
There will be another Title Update available in early November, which will most notably include 4K and Dolby Atmos support for Xbox One X and additional support for HDR on Xbox One S/Xbox One X and PS4/PS4 Pro.
See how the PC version is now missing? There was no press release to reflect the change. Ubisoft didn’t attempt to contact those who pre-ordered and purchased the PC version. There was nothing that I’ve seen that indicated the updated change. No, instead it was quietly swept under the rug, with Ubisoft hoping that no one noticed the change.
We’ve reached out to Ubisoft for a comment on the change and will update this article when and if we hear back from them.
Editor’s Note: I really hope that Ubisoft either makes good on their original word. Or lets everyone who purchased this to be refunded, if they want one. Claiming that HDR support was indeed coming, then backtracking is false advertising/bait and switch. They need to get behind this and play damage control or they could false some sort of action. It wasn’t too long ago that the director of the game was claiming that the PC version “was getting a lot of love”. If this love, I don’t want it.
We're putting a lot of love into the pc version
— Ashraf Ismail (@AshrafAIsmail) August 5, 2017
Assassin’s Creed Origins is now available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. HDR support is now only coming to the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One versions of the game.