Microsoft announces Xbox Series X dedicated audio hardware acceleration


The Xbox Series X will sport dedicated audio hardware acceleration that will feature at the upcoming GDC 2020, Microsoft has confirmed.

Learn from the audio designers of Borderlands 3 and Gears of War 5 around how a collaboration between Microsoft, Dolby, and our middleware partners kicked off a revolution with spatial sound that turns any pair of headphones into a multi-dimensional gateway to another world.
GDC 2020 panel, Building Audio Gateways Into Immersive Worlds With Spatial Sound

Attendees will dive deep into the audio design pipeline (Project Acoustics) and the relationship to dedicated hardware-acceleration on newer generation Xbox consoles.
The Xbox One currently supports Dolby Atmos and Dolby Atmos Headphones, it doesn’t sport a dedicated chipset for audio. Sony's Mark Cerny has confirmed a 3D audio for the PS5.

PS5 will support 3D audio and will make you feel more immersed in the game as sounds come at you from above, from behind, and from the side.
We’ll have more news when made available.
So I'm guessing anyone who buys this console will need to invest in some pretty high quality speakers?
I must say Microsoft and Dolby market the feature that is a revolution with spatial sound. Looks interesting this Xbox Series X

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