According to Dolby’s website, Microsoft’s new consoles will offer three-dimensional Dolby Atmos audio for games at launch, with support for the Dolby Vision gaming set to arrive sometime in 2021.
The site also states that Dolby Vision has “brightness, contrast, color, and depth that goes well beyond traditional HDR games”, “40x brighter highlights”, “10x darker black levels” and “12-bit color depth. To “. “.
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While Dolby Vision HDR for games was technically supported on the Xbox One X, it was only made available to testers within the Xbox Insiders program.
Although Dolby Vision Gaming has never been offered publicly on consoles before, it is possible to play select games on PC in a 12-bit HDR format – both EA’s Mass Effect Endomeda and Battlefield 1 on Dolby Vision’s PC Got support.
What about playstation 5?
Dolby’s confirmation of vision support on Dolby Atmos and Xbox Series S and X will likely come as a shock to PlayStation fans – Dolby Atmos will not be supported on the upcoming PS5, and Dolby Vision support is also not expected.
Instead, Sony’s next-generation consoles will take advantage of a newly owned ‘Tempest’ 3D audio format the company has developed in-house, presumably exempting the company from paying Dolby’s license fees.
For HDR, it is expected that the PS5 will only offer standard HDR10 support, as the company has taken a stern stance against Samsung’s HDR10 + format – Sony President and COO Mike Fasulo told TechRadar that “our priority is other technology. And distribution systems and we ‘stay focused’.