Again in September, Microsoft confirmed that the Xbox Series X and Series S can be the first-ever video games consoles to assist Dolby Vision, and it now appears that some customers are actually in a position to play video games within the format, Forbes studies.
Collection X/S players with suitable TVs have seen that HDR video games have began taking part in in Dolby Imaginative and prescient following the most recent software program replace. The characteristic is presently out there to some Alpha Ring customers, members of Xbox’s ‘invite solely’ preview membership, and solely works with 4:2:2 60Hz sport content material.
In a press release to Forbes, Microsoft mentioned: “As we introduced final yr, we’re excited to be bringing Dolby Imaginative and prescient assist for gaming to our new Xbox consoles in 2021. The characteristic is presently in testing, and we’ll have extra to announce on basic availability timing and performance quickly.”
Whereas many had beforehand assumed that Dolby Imaginative and prescient HDR would solely characteristic on titles that use the format of their sport engines, gamers are claiming all HDR video games are actually being proven within the format. Customers are claiming the brightness, black ranges, and color saturation of HDR video games now seem extra refined in comparison with taking part in in HDR10.
This might point out that the Xbox consoles are forcing Dolby Imaginative and prescient to be utilized to all HDR-compatible video games, as an alternative of constructing probably the most out of video games designed for Dolby Imaginative and prescient. However, it’s nonetheless early days, so we’ll should see what occurs when the characteristic rolls out to all Xbox Collection X/S consoles later this yr.