Do not be expecting Dolby Video or Dolby Atmos on PS5 anytime quickly

(Pocket-lint) – The PlayStation 5 is a wonderful video games console (if you’ll be able to to find one on the market) however the Xbox Collection X and Collection S do have a significant benefit in terms of HDR and audio improve. They’re each Dolby Imaginative and prescient and Dolby Atmos enabled, for video and audio respectively.

Unfortunately, that would possibly not trade anytime quickly, neither. It’s been published that Xbox has a two-year unique on Dolby’s codecs.

After all, until you will have a TV that helps Dolby Imaginative and prescient, plus a soundbar or encompass sound setup that helps Dolby Atmos, you most likely would possibly not care. However those that do, can be dismayed that the PS5 won’t achieve improve till 2022 no less than – for video games, streamed video and/or 4K Blu-ray output.

The Xbox and Dolby exclusivity duration used to be published at the French logo of Xbox’s Cord weblog pages. It used to be due to this fact taken down once more, however now not ahead of garnering consideration from eagle-eyed Twitter person Roberto Serrano.

Dolby Atmos will proceed to be loose to Xbox Collection X/S homeowners, however headphones get entry to calls for a one-off licensing fee. Dolby Imaginative and prescient is to be had on supported content material by way of the consoles’ Netflix, Disney+ and different streaming apps.


It is usually coming to video games quickly, with the mode recently being examined via Xbox Insiders first.

Writing via Rik Henderson.