A few years ago, Microsoft decided to introduce Windows 10 as the ultimate version of its OS, releasing periodic updates with a lot of new features. The latest update is Redstone 4, but Redstone 5 will be available during the second half of the year for PCs and the Xbox One S and Xbox One X consoles. One of the key new features is Dolby Vision.
We must thanks last-gen consoles for introducing 4K and HDR. The High Dynamic Range technology delivers a wider color gamut and an increased contrast ratio that translates into a greater visual experience. In terms of image quality, HDR is clearly amazing. Microsoft’s Redstone 5 is coming soon to Xbox Insiders. This new update will introduce Dolby Vision, Dolby’s HDR, to complement current HDR10 support.
Microsoft’s Redstone 5 will soon come to Xbox Insiders; Dolby Vision HDR support for the Xbox One S and Xbox One X
Dolby Vision delivers two major improvements: up to 10,000 nits of brightness and supports 12-bit color, whereas HDR10 only hits 4,000 nits and 10-bit color. Additionally, metadata is also processed differently, so color settings and brightness end up having a much higher quality. Although Microsoft intended to limit Dolby Vision to apps like Netflix, we will soon have games with a greater image quality.
According to some released information, this year we will get games capable of making the most out of the 4K HDR Dolby Vision compatibility on the Xbox One S and Xbox One X. For the time being, this new feature will be available exclusively to Xbox Insiders in a few days, getting the system to the latest version called Redstone 5, as we were just saying. The update brings many other technical improvements in terms of UI and features.