Xbox Series X 'Project Acoustics' audio ray tracing revealed
We know a lot more about the Xbox Series X.
What you need to know
- The Xbox Series X is Microsoft's upcoming next-generation console.
- It's expected to launch in Holiday 2020, but may be delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
- Digital Foundry confirmed that early performance was similar to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080.
- It also features audio ray tracing to enhance sound-based immersion.
A few weeks ago, we reported that the Xbox Series X featured audio ray tracing for even better sound. While a lot of details about this were unclear, today, we learned a lot more because of the official reveal.
Microsoft's audio ray tracing solution is called "Project Acoustics" and it sounds very impressive. You can read a little more about it below and on the company's website. It could be a real game-changer when it comes to immersion in games going forward. Hopefully, a lot of developers will implement it.
It's hard to understand the difference until you experience it for yourself from what I understand. It'll be doubly interesting to see how it feels when you're using headphones. Is there an improvement to clarity? Dimensionality? Or more? Only time will tell.
For reference, Sony's upcoming PlayStation 5 also appears to support 3D audio, but the specifics at this point are unclear. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more about both.
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