As the working day winds down and you look for something on the internet to read, first start with our The Order: 1886 review. Then, look at those black bars. Ready At Dawn and SCE Santa Monica Studio decided, for whatever reason, that displaying a 21:9 image on a 16:9 display was a good idea. The black bars on the top and the bottom of the display do make it look like you’re watching a movie, but you’re playing a game… not a non-interactive art form. To restore some sanity, here’s a picture which shows a Redditor playing the game on LG’s 34UM95, with the cinema mode turned on to take away the letterboxing that normally happens on a 16:9 display. Is this how SSM and RAD wanted people to experience the game? Maybe, maybe not.
Either way, 21:9 content on a 16:9 display is a dumb idea because not everyone will have access to the right hardware to make this work, and ultimately most people will just think the game is broken or something is wrong with their hardware.