Dolby Atmos will be coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs and tablets starting from next year.
With Dolby Atmos, sound moves precisely all around and above you. You can hear where your allies and enemies are in three-dimensional space. Snipers on the roof? You’ll hear them over your left shoulder and know where to aim to take them out.
Xbox will be the first game console to feature Dolby Atmos. Atmos support for the Blu-ray app on Xbox is already available in Preview and will be released to GA soon – and Atmos support is also coming to games on Xbox One and Windows 10.
You’ll be able to experience Dolby Atmos in your home theater, assuming you have a Dolby Atmos enabled speaker system or soundbar. But it will also be possible to enable virtually any pair of headphones with the Dolby Atmos experience.
This week Xbox also announced that Blu-ray Bitstream pass-through, which includes Dolby Atmos support on Xbox One and Xbox One S, would be rolling out to Xbox Preview members. This feature enables all Xbox consoles to pass Blu-ray audio data untouched to a user’s audio equipment, allowing your audio receiver or other audio device to produce a high quality sound experience.
To use this feature, you will need to have your console connected over HDMI to a compatible audio receiver which supports decoding of popular Blu-ray audio formats.