Gamers To Get Major Dolby Atmos & Vision Upgrades
HDR gamers are to get an improved experience, as Unreal Engine, known for building PC and mobile games, is introducing new options for developers, including support for Dolby Atmos on mobile platforms.
This means Dolby Vision, and HDR10 are about to be more common in future video games.
So far, developers have been almost limited to HDR10, with only a few Xbox Series X & S games supporting Dolby Vision, including ‘Halo Infinite’ and ‘Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order.’
The list can now be expanded with the introduction of Atmos and Vision plugins. Games built on this platform will be able to take advantage of more immersive, directional audio, along with bolder contrast and more vivid colours. Some titles built include ‘Fortnite,’ ‘Gears 4’ and ‘Borderlands 3.’
Wider Dolby Vision HDR support will be exclusive to Xbox and PC games running on Windows 10 or later. Dolby Atmos will appear on the last Gen Xbox One, and Android.
Samsung’s HDR10+ technologies group have also announced a similar integration with Unreal Engine, to support VRR, 120Hz, and automatic calibration between game and TV display.
The first game to support HDR10+ on the Xbox Series X&S will be ‘The First Descendant.’
PS5 gamers won’t be gaining these benefits yet, and there is currently no word on whether it will be supported down the road.