There is good news for owners of the Xbox Series X | S. Microsoft has announced that the console is getting Dolby Vision HDR for gaming, joining the already supported Dolby Atmos audio format.
Larry Hrib (ie Major Nelson) Tweeted the news through his account, and the announcement would bring the adaptive HDR format to the gaming side of the Xbox console after enabling Dolby Vision for video streaming services.
However, there is a warning. The HDR feature is currently only available to members of the Xbox Insider Alpha Ring as the feature undergoes testing prior to general release. If you’re part of that program, you’ll be the first to queue to test Xbox’s interpretation of Dolby Vision for gaming.
Once it goes live, Xbox console owners will need a Dolby Vision capable TV to take advantage. Considering LG’s OLED range as the official partner for Microsoft’s latest console, this is probably the best place to start. Despite having the best-in-class latency performance in the TV gaming market, Samsung does not support Dolby Vision on any of its TVs.
The addition of Dolby Vision will allow gamers to play their games with more accurate visual performance including brighter highlights, sharper contrast and more vibrant colors. Dolby claims that with Vision HDR enabled, gamers can see opponents lurking in the shadows (though it feels like cheating on us), and with the expanded contrast range for better clarity and image accuracy than the brightest whites and Darker blacks have a better sense. . Given that Dolby Vision is an adaptive HDR format, it will automatically map HDR at any given time for the best possible performance (consistent with TV’s capabilities).
News on which Dolby Vision will support will be revealed later, although we can speculate that Microsoft’s upcoming first-party output will be included and we can probably get the older game to have the Dolby Vision facelift (this on our behalf There is speculation).
Dolby and Microsoft are said to be teaming up with TV makers to create as seamless and automated experiences as possible for the rollout of Dolby Vision for gaming. Alpha Insiders will need to ensure that their TVs are updated to the latest firmware and, based on press releases, require automatic low-latency mode (ALM) or variable refresh rate (VRR) support for the best possible experience. Might be possible.
Given Dolby’s vision for gaming is in the testing phase to seek feedback, its current form will not be representative of the final experience. Its appearance is an interesting one as Dolby has outdone its Vision HDR technology from other visual mediums and the Xbox gets another feature that doesn’t look like it’s going to appear on Sony’s PS5 any time soon.
Dolby Vision is a type of HDR, which adds a layer of dynamic metadata to the core HDR signal. This dynamic metadata gives visual-by-visual (or frame-by-frame) instructions from content creators on how a TV should present images to improve everything from brightness to contrast, detail, and color reproduction.