AVWORX Can Design Your Home Theater for True-to-Life Gaming
The days of pixelated Pacman are long over. Video games today are more lifelike than ever, with audiovisuals that rival Hollywood films. In fact, the video game industry is bigger than the movie and music industries combined, and it’s only growing.
One of many features that take gaming to new heights is surround sound audio—namely Dolby Atmos. If you’re an Xbox enthusiast and haven’t taken advantage of a Dolby Atmos surround sound setup as part of your home theater design, your ears and gaming performance are missing out.
Read on to learn what sets Dolby Atmos gaming apart and how to prepare the home theater or game room in your Layton, UT home for the ultimate gaming environment.
What’s Dolby Atmos and Why Does It Matter?
Dolby Atmos is an audio technology that frees sound from channels and places it all around you in a three-dimensional space. Dolby Atmos enhances film and TV enjoyment, but it offers even more advantages for video gaming where sound significantly impacts your gaming performance.
Dolby Atmos surround sound gives players a competitive edge by allowing them to hear an enemy’s position or other action elements much more accurately. You’ll hear precisely where gunfire or footsteps are coming from, which can be the difference between winning or losing.
What Do You Need to Experience Dolby Atmos Gaming?
In this blog, we’re sticking with Xbox gaming since their consoles natively support Dolby Atmos audio. For the Dolby Atmos surround sound experience, you’ll need a few things: an Xbox console, a Dolby Atmos compatible Xbox game, and a Dolby Atmos capable home theater receiver and speakers.
You’ll also need to make sure your home theater speakers are set up for Dolby Atmos. There are a few options available for this setup, but the best option, in our expert opinion, is a 5.1.2 or 7.1.2 system, which comprises 5 or 7 speakers, 1 subwoofer, and 2 ceiling speakers. These surround sound systems are also perfect for non-Dolby Atmos gaming since most games today support these configurations.
Which Games Support Dolby Atmos?
The short answer? A lot. You can view a comprehensive list of Xbox games that use Dolby Atmos surround sound in this Forbes article, but we’ll list a few popular games below:
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
- Call of Duty: Cold War
- Start Wars: Battlefront
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider
- Gears of War 4
- Resident Evil 2
- Need for Speed Heat
Dolby Atmos for gaming not only enhances your gaming experience but it makes you a better player. Step inside your games by setting up your home theater for Dolby Atmos surround sound. The audio-video experts at AVWORX can help!
Beyond surround sound, our team can maximize your home theater design for immersive viewing, long-lasting comfort, and intuitive control of lights, climate, and more. We’re your one-stop-shop for all things home entertainment. Contact us here or send us a message in the chat box below to learn more!