Xbox Series X Becomes the First Console to Use Dolby Atmos
Dolby has announced that the Xbox Series S and Series X will be the first consoles to be supported with Dolby Atmos 3D and Dolby Vision HDR.
Dolby Atmos 3D surround sound support will be activated at the launch of the game from Microsoft, while Dolby Vision HDR visuals will come in 2021.
Reported by detiKINET from The Verge , with Dolby Vision the company promises 40 times brighter highlights, 10 times darker shadows, and up to 12-bit color depth. However this will really depend on the TV or user's screen.
That's because most screens only support up to 10-bit color depth and only a few come close to the maximum brightness level that Dolby Vision has.
For Dolby Atmos, it was actually already on the Xbox One, but this support only works with Netflix and other streaming media not specifically for games.
But on the Xbox Series X and S, Dolby Vision and Atmos will work with streaming media and games that have been supported . The Xbox One X technically supports Dolby Vision for gaming, but the feature never leaves the testing phase.
Currently users can play some games on PC using Dolby Vision HDR like Battlefield 1, but there has never been full console support. Dolby Vision generally offers a better HDR experience than regular HDR10, because it uses embedded "dynamic metadata".
This allows content creators to take advantage of the extra brightness and color accuracy that HDR offers. Dolby Vision is that creators and hardware manufacturers will have to pay a license fee.
On the competitor side, Sony hasn't announced any PlayStation 5 game support for Dolby Atmos or Dolby Vision.