Microsoft is still working hard to make its Xbox One gaming platform more attractive to users. Redmond’s new step is to add Dolby Vision support to his Xbox One S and Xbox One X consoles.
Xbox One S and Xbox One X are already receiving support for Dolby Vision
That means that Microsoft consoles will join Apple 4K TV and Chromecast Ultra as the only transmission devices that are currently compatible with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Microsoft is testing Dolby Vision with Xbox Insiders and appears to be limited to streaming applications at the moment. Netflix is one of the first applications to be updated to allow the use of Dolby Vision on Xbox One S and Xbox One X, so far it is not known whether Microsoft plans to add this feature to Blu-ray discs as well.
Dolby Vision technology improves image quality by adjusting the brightness and color of scenes with metadata, with a color depth of up to 12 bits and peak brightness lenses higher than the HDR10 standard. Today’s TVs are not ready to take full advantage of this technology, but its presence on the Xbox One makes it more future-proof against the main rival console, Sony’s PlayStation 4, which is not yet fully compatible with Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision.
Microsoft is doing an excellent job with the Xbox division under the guidance of Phil Spencer, laying the groundwork for a future generation in which it promises to make Sony’s life much more complicated, the more competition the better for all users.