If you’re one of those audiophiles who can truly appreciate fantastic quality audio, you surely must have heard the exciting news back in October. The same being that Microsoft is looking forward to add Dolby Atmos support to both the Xbox One and Xbox One S. The good news today is that it seems as though Microsoft has officially begun the audio testing process, according to a recent tweet by Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb.
Calling all audio aficionados. Rolling out to Preview this week: Blu-ray Bitstream pass-through including Dolby Atmos support on Xbox One/S
— / Larry Hryb / (@majornelson) December 12, 2016
Now obviously this testing will require the interested “aficionados” to be a part of Xbox’s preview program, and needless to say, own audio equipment that can actually support high-end audio experiences like Dolby Atmos. After all such advanced audio technology would go to waste if all you owned were a pair of small desktop speakers.
As of now, it’s not clear as to when this feature will make its way out of Preview and be openly available to everyone else. But during the conference which took place in October, it was officially stated that the support would be launching worldwide some time in 2017. However, considering the fact that testing is already underway, we can make a safe assumption that we could be seeing an early 2017 release.
Whatever the case, we’ll keep our eyes peeled for any more surfacing information regarding its release. But in the meantime if you’re a part of Xbox One’s preview program and own all of the necessary hardware to take advantage of the upcoming technology, you may want to give it whirl and see if it makes a genuine difference to your gaming experience.