Update: Microsoft has told TechRadar that no exclusivity agreement for Dolby Atmos or Dolby Vision on Xbox Series X | S. In a commentary request, Microsoft spokesman said: “A blog post is mistakenly published by a local Xbox team which includes inaccurate information about the exclusivity of Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision on Xbox Series X | There are no exclusivity agreements from technology in Xbox. Proud to partner with Dolby to offer Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision to gamers on the Xbox and will have more to share about the general availability of Dolby’s vision on Xbox Series X | S.
This means that no one prevents Sony from offering Dolby Atmos or Dolby vision on the PS5 in the future, especially not an exclusivity agreement between Dolby and Microsoft.
The original story: PS5 may get Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision support after all – but we may have to wait at least two years before both technology will be available at the Sony console.
So why wait? Well, it turns out that Microsoft can have a two-year exclusivity agreement to keep Dolby atmos and Dolby vision on the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series, which means that PS5 or maybe the Nintendo Switch Pro will benefit from two types. technology until the agreement has expired.
The exclusivity agreement was revealed in a blog on the French Xbox Wire, which has since been removed (but the cached version is available). Even though this is not a definitive confirmation of such an agreement, it might explain why only Microsoft consoles currently support the current atmos and vision of Dolby.
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The question is: Does Sony will include Dolby atmos on PS5 even if it’s available? Probably not. The company chooses to use its own spatial audio technology, which is known as Tempest 3D Audio.
However, it would be nice to see consumers given more choices, because Dolby Atmos has grown popularity in recent years with a number of games that offer original support for audio formats.
Dolby Vision will also be welcomed on streaming applications on PS5, which currently does not support the format, which is the preferred HDR format from Netflix (and found in small doses on the Amazon Prime Video). We have not seen the impact of Dolby’s vision on the game, but can safely consider it something that consumers will at least like the option to try.