Dolby Vision gaming is coming to the Xbox Series X|S

March 25, 2021

The first console to support the format.

While Microsoft has promised Dolby Vision support for games last year, we haven’t heard anything from them after that. But that is changing as the company is already offering the feature for Xbox Insiders to test out as confirmed by the latest Xbox Insider Alpha ring release (2104).

Much like how HDR improves the color of games, Dolby Vision will make games look more lifelike since it can produce far better brighter whites and darker blacks with support for up to 12-bit color depth. If you were already impressed at what HDR can do to a game, wait until you play it in Dolby Vision. 

Dolby Vision is technically available on the Xbox Series X|S, but only for viewing content from streaming services like Netflix. But it does support Dolby Atmos, which provides full spatial audio if you have the speakers to experience it. Same with Dolby Vision, you would need a TV that supports Dolby Vision as well to enjoy the feature.

Both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos are only supported on the Xbox Series X|S and the Xbox One consoles. Sony’s PlayStation 5 only supports HDR10 and utilizes its own propriety audio technology Tempest 3D audio to offer spatial audio on headphones.

Expect Dolby Vision support for games to roll out on the Xbox Series X|S consoles in the next couple of months.

by Victor
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff.