Microsoft to bring the Xbox’s Auto HDR feature on PCs
March 21, 2021

Here’s why it’s a big deal.

HDR has been a present feature on the present and last-gen consoles that bring a more vibrant level of colors to games. Just like for movies, HDR can bring out the brightest whites and darkest blacks that add a sense of realism to your gameplay. 

The Xbox Series X|S uses the Auto HDR feature that automatically adds tone mapping on games that don’t support HDR, and now Microsoft is planning to bring that same feature to Windows 10 PCs. A report from Windows Central mentioned that the same enhanced tone mapping technology will be brought to PC games, allowing them to enjoy more than 1,000 DirectX 11/12 games that don’t support HDR natively. Auto HDR is able to intelligently fix the brightness and color information on the game, which in turn can give you details in terms of shadows and highlights. 

Auto HDR can be turned on by going through the Windows HD Color Settings page on your Windows 10 PC. But note that for you to enjoy the feature, your monitor should also support HDR. It could be difficult for PC users to adapt to HDR, considering that high frame rates are mostly favored when playing games on PCs.

What do you think about HDR being applied to games especially on PCs? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.