If you’re someone who can appreciate good quality audio, you might have heard the news back in October that Microsoft is looking to add Dolby Atmos support to the Xbox One and Xbox One S. The good news is that it looks like Microsoft has begun the testing process, according to a recent tweet by Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb.
The tweet reads, “Calling all audio aficionados. Rolling out to Preview this week: Blu-ray Bitstream pass-through including Dolby Atmos support on Xbox One/S”. Of course this will require gamers to be part of the preview program, and also to own audio equipment that can support high-end audio like Dolby Atmos. After all such technology would be wasted if all you had were a pair of small desktop speakers.
It is unclear as to when this feature will come out of Preview and be available to everyone else, but in October it was stated that support would be arriving in 2017. However given that testing is already underway, we guess it could be taken as a sign that we could be seeing an early 2017 release.
Either way we’ll keep our eyes peeled for more information regarding its release, but in the meantime if you are part of the preview program and have the necessary hardware to take advantage of the technology, you might want to check it out and see if it makes a difference to your gaming experience.