Microsoft mistake suggests PS5 or Nintendo Switch may support more Dolby tech

No, Xbox has Dolby Vision and Atmos . but exclusivity is not a deal

Microsoft on Monday Now deleted blog post On Xbox Wire France who claimed that Dolby Vision and Atmos would be Xbox console exclusives for two years. (you can read Cached version of blog here.) On Tuesday, however, Microsoft said that the post contained incorrect information and that there was actually is not An exclusivity deal in place.

“A blog post was accidentally published by a local Xbox team that contained false information about the exclusivity of Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision on the Xbox Series X|S,” a Microsoft spokesperson explained. ledge. “There is no exclusivity agreement of any technology on Xbox. We are proud to partner with Dolby to offer Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision to gamers on Xbox and soon the general availability of Dolby Vision on Xbox Series X|S Will have more to share about.”

Microsoft’s statement is carefully worded in a way that suggests, without confirmation, that rival platforms like the PS5 and Nintendo Switch may get advanced surround sound and HDR technology in the future. Technically, PS5 already Supports Dolby Atmos, But only for Blu-ray movies. While Nintendo has traditionally only offered limited support for surround sound or enhanced display output, the company is expected to release an upgraded “Switch Pro” this September, where Dolby’s technology may be a better fit.

The Xbox Series X and S already support Dolby Atmos, and support for Dolby Vision could roll out widely soon — Microsoft tested Dolby Vision on the Xbox Series X and S in mid-May by Xbox Insider ” Started with the testers in the “Alpha Ring” group. . Microsoft also offered Dolby Vision on its Xbox One S and One X consoles, but it was not actually used for games; Dolby has advertised since September 2020 that the Xbox Series X and Series S will be the first consoles to support both during gaming.

Dolby reiterated that Vision and Atmos are not console exclusive technologies in a statement. ledge When we first published this article. “Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos are not console exclusives and we look forward to working with Microsoft and all of our partners to make Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos more widely available to gamers.”

Update June 1, 6:58 PM ET: Added statement from Dolby.

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