Dolby Atmos is more than a known quantity and is already available in some games. Dolby said “it can improve your gaming in theory, because it puts each sound in a three dimensional space” so you can pinpoint its location in the game.
Introducing the next level of gaming.
The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are the first consoles with gaming in Dolby Vision® (coming soon) and Dolby Atmos® (available at launch).
4@Xbox, Welcome to gaming in Dolby. https://t.co/5lkpVT8ntb
– Dolby (@dolby) September 10, 2020
While the current Xbox One model already supports Dolby Atmos / Vision, which only works with Netflix and other streaming media, not games. With the Xbox Series X and S, however, both Dolby Vision and Atmos will work with streaming media And Supported Games.
The Xbox One X technically supported Dolby Vision for gaming, but the feature never dropped out of Microsoft’s Insider testing phase. You can currently play many games on PC like Dolby Vision HDR Battlefield 1, But so far there is no complete console support.
Dolby Vision typically provides a better HDR experience than regular HDR 10, as it uses “dynamic metadata” that is encoded in premature sequences. This gives creators the most benefit of extra brightness and color accuracy, which makes HDR more disadvantage than regular SDR. The Dolby vision is that manufacturers and hardware manufacturers have to pay license fees.
Sony has not yet announced any PlayStation 5 gaming support for Dolby Atmos or Dolby Vision. In any case, since Dolby Vision has only appeared in tests and some PC games, it is unclear exactly how much it will improve the gaming experience. In theory, however, it offers more benefits by making 4K more bright and more colorful than games.