The Xbox Series X and Series S now support Dolby Vision, which promises to give gamers around the world a better experience. Microsoft first announced Dolby Vision enhancement for the latest Xbox gaming consoles last year, along with Dolby Atmos support for gaming. The update is said to bring “full-spectrum visuals” to in-game elements like lush rainforests and neon futuristic cities, as well as vibrant colors. The Xbox Series X and Series S have become the first gaming consoles to support Dolby Vision with the latest update.
Dolby Vision will be available in over 100 next-generation HDR games optimized for Xbox Series X and Series S, according to Microsoft. Halo Infinite, developed by 343 Industries, was one of the first games to receive Dolby Atmos support earlier this year.
In addition to bringing Dolby Vision to game titles, Microsoft and Dolby collaborated to improve the visual experience of classic HDR10 and Auto HDR games using Dolby Vision technology. Thousands of games will offer an enhanced experience on Dolby Vision-enabled TV models, according to Microsoft.
Nearly all native HDR games optimized for Xbox Series X and Series S, such as Psychonauts 2, Gears 5, and Ori and the Will of the Wisps, are expected to be released in Dolby Vision in the future.
By bringing Dolby Vision gaming to the Xbox Series X and Series S consoles, Microsoft hopes to elevate the user experience. Dolby Vision support for games, according to the company, will bring more vibrant colors to the screen and help gamers see enemies hiding in shadows and spot hidden clues. This will be made possible by Dolby Vision’s expanded contrast and improved clarity in both bright and dark scenes, according to the company.
Dolby Vision games automatically map to any display that supports the proprietary technology, resulting in enhanced brightness, color, contrast, and detail. The technology is also compatible with Xbox Series X and Series S features such as DirectX Raytracing, automatic low-latency mode (ALLM), and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR). Microsoft and Dolby are also working with TV manufacturers to enable Dolby Vision at a refresh rate of 120Hz for compatible models.
On Xbox Series X and Series S, how to enable Dolby Vision gaming?
On the Xbox Series X and Series S, go to Settings > General > TV & display options > Video Modes > Dolby Vision for Gaming to enable Dolby Vision.
It’s worth noting that Dolby Vision gaming on Xbox Series X and Series S requires a Dolby Vision-enabled TV. To experience next-generation gaming, enable settings such as ALLM or VRR if you have a compatible TV.
Go to Settings > General TV & display options > 4K TV details to see if your display supports Dolby Vision.
Dolby promised to bring Dolby Vision gaming to Xbox Series X and Series S in September of last year. Dolby Vision was included in both new game consoles, allowing users to stream content from apps like Netflix and watch movies on Blu-ray discs. Microsoft has supported Dolby Atmos for media content since its inception, and it was made available for gaming last year.
Dolby Vision support for video content was also included in the previous-generation Xbox One X. It also supported Dolby Vision for video games, but this did not make it past the testing stage.
Microsoft is taking on Sony’s PlayStation 5, which does not support Dolby’s technologies but does support traditional HDR10, by introducing Dolby Vision gaming on Xbox Series X and Series S.