There have been a fair few reports from Xbox Insiders over the past few days suggesting that Dolby Vision support might have rolled out to certain games on Xbox Series X and S, and now Microsoft has confirmed that is the case.
Xbox senior marketing director Guy Welch highlighted this on Twitter earlier today, and Microsoft provided an official statement to Forbes, explaining that the feature is currently in testing for the two next-gen consoles.
“As we announced last year, we’re excited to be bringing Dolby Vision support for gaming to our new Xbox consoles in 2021. The feature is currently in testing and we’ll have more to announce on general availability timing and functionality soon.”
So, what is Dolby Vision? In simple terms, it's an HDR imaging technology that is technically able to provide greater image quality than HDR10, although it requires a TV or monitor that supports Dolby Vision in order to utilise it.
According to Forbes' research, it seems Borderlands 3, Gears 5, Wreckfest and Halo: The Master Chief Collection are all being tested with it at present for select Alpha-Skip Ahead Xbox Insiders, with the brightness, black levels and color saturations all appearing "more refined" with Dolby Vision than when playing the games with the usual HDR10.
Keep in mind that Dolby Vision won't just offer a one-size-fits-all approach to every game on Xbox, as it will seemingly need to be tailored for each game, but nevertheless we can expect some big AAA titles to receive it later this year.
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