The American company Dolby has announced that the Xbox Series X and Series S will be the first gaming consoles to have Dolby Vision and Atmos.
“You’ll also experience the same great audio on Xbox Series S that you will on Xbox Series X with Spatial Sound, including support for Dolby Atmos. What’s more, support for Dolby Vision via streaming media apps like Disney+, Vudu and Netflix will be available across Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X at launch, and Dolby Vision support for gaming will come first to our next-gen Xbox consoles in 2021,” Microsoft stated.
The amazing perks of Vision and Atmos
Dolby Vision HDR on the other hand, can promise you 10 times deeper black levels, 40 times the brighter highlights. Also, it provides up to 12 bits of color depth. Since most of the displays only support 10 bits of color depth, the feature may vary depending on your computer or monitor. Only a few can be at par with the Dolby Vision’s brightness.
Dolby Atmos can enhance your gaming experience by making you feel the sound in a three-dimensional manner. As Dolby said, it is so accurate and amazing that you can almost pinpoint its location in the game.
Though the Microsoft’s current gen Xbox One X console supports Dolby Vision, it is only applicable for platforms like Netflix and other streaming platforms. This means you can watch movies like Star Wars on Disney Plus, but you cannot play games. Dolby Vision and Atmos will work both with streaming media like Netflix and also games.
Dolby Vision uses dynamic metadata. So it basically offers a better HDR feel in comparison to the normal and regular HDR10.
Launch Date of the Vision-Atmos supported gaming sets
Dolby Atmos will be facilitated at the release on November 10th. And the Dolby Vision HDR will be launched sometime next year in 2021. The latter is associated with a few PC games. So it is ambiguous as to how it improves the total gaming experience.
Creators can enjoy the extra brightness and the accuracy of color that HDR offers. The only downside to Dolby Vision is that the hardware manufacturers and creators must pay a license fee.
But to enable this cool facet to gaming you must download the free Dolby Access App.
In addition to that, you need to own a Dolby Atmos-enabled TV, soundbar or a home theater system.