Xbox One X 4K UHD Blu-ray: HDR10, Yes; Dolby Vision, No

Earlier today, Microsoft formally unveiled the Xbox One X 4K console, formerly known as Project Scorpio, at their E3 2017 press conference.

During the announcement it was confirmed that Xbox One X would include a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player with HDR video and Dolby Atmos audio support. More precise tech specs, as in what type of HDR was supported, weren’t made available.

There’s been a recent surge in Dolby Vision HDR support from both 4K UHD software and hardware manufacturers. Universal has already released their first Dolby Vision 4K UHD Blu-ray titles, while Lionsgate has several on the way. Even Disney is rumored to be rolling out their first 4K title with Dolby Vision later this summer.

I reached out to Microsoft’s press relations in an attempt to clarify HDR support on Xbox One X. My question asked specifically whether Dolby Vision was supported and was told instead that HDR10 would be. There was no mention of Dolby Vision in the answer so presume it won’t be available for the console’s November 7th launch.

That doesn’t mean that Microsoft won’t include Dolby Vision support for Xbox One X at a later date via a firmware update. As it stands, Xbox One X supports HDR10 only.

Here’s the Xbox One X announcement trailer in case you missed it.

Xbox One X 4K

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