Since the end of last year, we know that the new Xbox Series from Microsoft are consoles compatible with Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision technologies. We are talking about gaming here with these two technologies, and the new Xbox family is thus the only range of game consoles to have this double compatibility. On the side of PS5 players, things are a bit off, and it is unlikely to improve …
Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision only on Xbox (for two years)?
Indeed, the French Xbox Wire website recently put online a publication, quickly deleted, reviewing the presence of Dolby Atmos and Vision in the news Xbox. A post in which we could notably read: “The Xbox Series X | S have been Dolby Atmos compatible since their release and Dolby Vision will arrive on these consoles during the year 2021, both technologies will remain exclusive to the Xbox ecosystem for two years.”
Thus, Microsoft would have “purchased”Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision exclusivity (still for games) for a period of two years. In this way, these two technologies should not arrive on PS5 before the very end of the year 2022, and more probably in 2023. Let us remember for the little story that if the Dolby Atmos is an audio technology already available on Xbox, the Dolby Vision provides improved HDR video rendering, and will be available soon to all gamers.
We therefore knew the games exclusive to our favorite game consoles, but nowadays certain technologies are also the subject of a temporary exclusivity for such or such machine. Remember that if Dolby Atmos on Xbox requires a paid license (via the Xbox store), Dolby Vision will require a screen compatible with this technology.
Good pick in any case for Microsoft if this Dolby exclusivity were to be (re) confirmed, even if in fact, it is a fairly small panel of players who will be able to really take full advantage of this double Dolby exclusivity.