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Dolby Atmos audio is coming to the Xbox One and Windows 10 next year

A new way of hearing your favorite games.
Nathan Ingraham
December 14, 2016
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Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that Dolby Atmos surround sound support was coming to the Xbox One -- but only for Blu-ray playback, and only for those enrolled in the console's preview program. Today, though, the company says that it'll soon offer full Dolby Atmos support for games on both the Xbox One and in Windows 10.

For best performance, you'll need a pretty serious high-end speaker setup that supports Atmos. But Microsoft notes that you can use "virtually any pair of headphones" to get a similar experience. And Atmos isn't limited to games -- Microsoft also notes that it'll work with films as well, assuming the movie's audio was mixed with Atmos in mind. As for when this will launch, the company is only saying next year -- but if you've invested in a high-end audio setup and own an Xbox One, just know that things are about to get a lot better.

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