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Xbox Insider members enrolled in the Alpha ring can now participate in the test ahead of its wider availability.
“When you play in Dolby Vision, you unlock the most realistic and lifelike visuals the game has to offer, with brightness, contrast, color, and depth that goes beyond even traditional HDR games,” Dolby claims.
It says Dolby Vision offers 40x brighter highlights and up to 12-bit colour depth on supported TVs.
You can find out if your TV is compatible with Dolby Vision or not by pressing the Xbox button to open the guide, then selecting Profile & system > Settings > General > TV & display options > 4K TV details.
According to Forbes, Dolby has said it’s “working closely with TV manufacturers to make Dolby Vision for gaming as seamless and automatic for as many TVs as possible” by the time the technology rolls out for all Xbox Series X/S users.
It also plans to announce which specific games will be making the most of Dolby Vision by incorporating it into their graphics engines.
Microsoft recently detailed Xbox’s May 2021 system update. It features improvements to Quick Resume, including greater reliability and faster load times, passthrough audio for media apps, and the ability to approve multiplayer games for kids by specific title.
And on Wednesday it launched new accessibility features which are also initially available to Xbox Insiders. Xbox Party Chat now supports transcribing speech into text and synthesis of speech from text.
“Either one of these features (or both working together) can be used to help gamers who are deaf or hard of hearing and/or cannot or choose not to speak to participate in Xbox Party Chat without special accommodation from others in the party,” Microsoft said. “They are also generally useful for detecting microphone problems or distinguishing game audio from people in the party talking!”