We’ve known since the end of last year that Microsoft’s new Xbox series are consoles that are compatible with Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision technologies. We’re talking about gaming with these two technologies, which makes the new Xbox family the only line of gaming consoles to have this dual compatibility. On the PS5 player side, things are a little off and unlikely to improve …
Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision on Xbox only (for two years)
In fact, the French Xbox Wire website recently put a quick-deleted post online verifying the presence of Dolby Atmos and Vision on the Xbox news. An article in which we could read in particular: “The Xbox Series X | S has been Dolby Atmos compatible since its release, and Dolby Vision will hit these consoles later in 2021. The two technologies will remain exclusive to the Xbox ecosystem for two years. “
Microsoft “bought” the exclusivity of Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision (still for games) for a period of two years. That way, those two technologies shouldn’t hit PS5 until the end of 2022, and more likely in 2023. For the little story, let’s remember that if Dolby Atmos is an audio technology already available on Xbox, Dolby Vision features improved HDR video rendering and will be available to all gamers shortly.
We therefore knew the games exclusively for our favorite game consoles, but nowadays certain technologies are also the subject of a temporary exclusivity for this or that machine. Remember that Dolby Vision requires a screen compatible with this technology when Dolby Atmos on Xbox requires a paid license (via the Xbox Store).
Definitely a good choice for Microsoft, even if it’s actually a relatively small group of gamers who can really take full advantage of this double Dolby exclusivity.