Mass Effect 2 small text on SD TV’s will not be fixed by BioWare

Good luck reading this small text in Standard Definition. A fix is not coming says Bioware
If you own a standard-definition (i.e. = non-HD) TV set and bought Mass Effect 2, you may have already returned it due to the small text. This makes the game hard to play because you have to squint to read what is being displayed on-screen.

Known as “Small Text Syndrome”, this has been an issue with some Xbox 360 games in the past (such as with Dead Rising and Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, the latter was fixed with a patch by Rare) and is once again an issue with Mass Effect 2, as it was with the original Mass Effect.

Unfortunately for SDTV owners, BioWare has stated that they are NOT planning on issuing a patch to fix this issue.

In a recent post on the Mass Effect 2 official forums, BioWare’s Michael Gamble wrote, “We understand that on some Standard Definition TVs the smallest text in Mass Effect 2 can be difficult to read. While this was not an intentional result, it was a byproduct of enhancements to the user interface.”

“After investigating potential solutions, we have determined that while this issue does affect a small portion of SDTV owners, we are unable to resolve it for Mass Effect 2 through a title update. However, we have taken note of this issue and will take it into consideration as we plan future games in the Mass Effect franchise.”

Sounds bogus to me that they will fix the problem in the third game, if they failed to do so in the first and second. I don’t understand why they don’t just issue the patch. Seems like it’d be a simple fix.

Via 1UP