Microsoft continues to develop for the next generation of Xbox consoles. Accordingly, the company has confirmed that the Dolby Vision gaming experience will be provided for Xbox Series X and S.
Microsoft is expanding its Xbox Insider program to allow users to try Dolby Vision games early. However, it is not yet clear which games will be supported.
Dolby Vision features coming to the next generation of Xbox consoles
Dolby’s video format supports a high dynamic range that provides improved image quality. The update, which can be used by Xbox Series beta testers in the first place, includes low video latency, ALLM, VRR, and other features. With ALLM, i.e. automatic low latency mode, users will be able to choose the appropriate modes based on what they are watching. VRR is a variable refresh rate that provides smoother action, minimizing stuttering.
With this development, Dolby Vision support will be available for the first time in games. However, since the next generation of Xbox Series consoles already has HDR streaming compatibility, it won’t make a big difference to these consoles.
Another important issue is which games will be supported with Dolby Vision. A Microsoft spokesman declined to say which games would be available on Dolby Vision. The spokesman cited:
“I won’t say that right now, even though the partner won’t spoil any of our plans. For now, we’re just developing games and improving our relationships with studios to create a powerful library of games.”