The industry group's membership is made up of more than 30 brands, including audio heavyweights like Harman Kardon, Bang & Olufsen, LG and others. Xbox is the first gaming brand to join the group, which puts it in a position to partner with others in supporting premium wireless speaker hardware.
Microsoft hasn't explicitly laid out any plans for wireless speaker support, but joining the trade group certainly opens up the possibility of tighter integration of some sort. On the partnership, WiSA President Tony Ostram said:
Xbox delivers a fantastic gaming experience with premier audio alongside a significant amount of content into the homes of consumers, including TV shows, movies and music. Together, we can create simple high-performance audio solutions through the integration of high definition wireless audio for all Xbox fans."
Dolby Atmos support was recently added to the Xbox One, and interoperability with WiSA-certified audio hardware could serve to round out that experience. Microsoft is currently focused on unleashing the Xbox One X on the world on November 7, but we could hear more about its wireless audio plans soon.