Xbox Series X|S Gets Official Dolby Vision Game Support

After months of testing, Dolby Vision is now out for all Xbox Series X and S users.

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After being in testing for most of this year, Microsoft has finally released Dolby Vision support to all Xbox Series X and S users today, with over 100 games set to feature support.

Dolby Vision is an additional HDR standard developed by Dolby, which aims to provide more metadata information to compatible displays for a more precise image. This includes additional data such as brightness and contrast information for each individual frame of an image, which a display can then interpret to adjust brightness and color dynamically for a richer image. This is drastically better than standard HDR10 when implemented correctly, with HDR10+ being the closest competitor.

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That said, not all 100 games that Microsoft announced as compatible today will feature native Dolby Vision support. Many will simply be repackaged to convert their HDR10 implementation inside of a Dolby Vision compatible format, which means the benefits won't be that noticeable. Microsoft says in its latest blog post that it is working with developers to increase the number of titles that ship with Dolby Vision support natively, stating that Halo Infinite will ship with it later this year.

Right now, the list of supported games is fairly small, according to a list on the Xbox website. You can check them all out below; they include some recent and upcoming releases, like Psychonauts 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Flight Simulator, as well as older games like Dirt 5 and Borderlands 3. It's unclear which of these feature native support.

Dolby Vision has been absent from gaming since EA attempted to integrate it with some titles, such as Mass Effect: Andromeda. The publisher has since dropped support, with all titles developed in Frostbite since supporting standard HDR10.

You'll need a compatible TV to make use of Dolby Vision (Samsung TVs are notorious for not including support), but if you do have one, then you can toggle the option on in your Xbox display settings menu.

Xbox Series X/S Games With Dolby Vision Support

  • Borderlands 3
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • Dirt 5
  • F1 2021
  • Gears 5
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Immortals Fenyx Rising
  • Metro Exodus
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Psychonauts 2

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