Samsung’s announcement doesn’t specify which platforms the game will support HDR10 Plus Gaming on, but we’re assuming it’s on PC rather than consoles since neither Sony nor Microsoft have announced support for the latter HDR format on their platforms. On PC, Nvidia announced that it would add support for HDR10 Plus Gaming to its RTX and 16-series graphics cards. in november 2022.
HDR calibration without the sliders
The big benefit being advertised for the HDR10 Plus Gaming standard is that it allows games to automatically calibrate their brightness and colors based on what a connected monitor or TV supports, similar to what Sony does. PS5 deals with select Sony Bravia TVs. In theory, this should result in better highlight and shadow detail, and more accurate color reproduction. The process automates what is often a manual calibration that involves adjusting a slider so that you can barely see a logo against a black or white background. during his advertisementSamsung also announced that HDR10 Plus Gaming has low latency and supports variable refresh rates.
In addition to a compatible PC, you’ll also need an HDR10 Plus Gaming compatible display to take advantage of the new technology. samsung says its recent high-end TVs and Odyssey gaming monitors already offer support, while Nvidia press release from last year mentions that certain Amazon, Panasonic, TCL, and Vizio TVs are also compatible. But I wouldn’t expect this to be as widely supported as, say, Dolby Vision.
HDR10 Plus has been around for a few years now and is best known as an open, royalty-free competitor to the Dolby Vision HDR standard. Both offer a couple of key benefits over the standard HDR10 format, including support for dynamic metadata to deliver more accurate colors and better highlight and shadow detail on compatible displays. Xbox consoles already support the use of the Dolby Vision standard with games, although when HDTV tests vincent teoh looked at the feature in 2021 and found that its advantages over standard HDR10 at the time were negligible.
Despite the “world’s first” language in the announcement, this isn’t the first time Samsung has named specific games in relation to the HDR10 Plus Gaming standard. When he announced his first support screens with the format at the end of 2021 it said Saber Interactive redout 2 and pinball effects as well as another title called Happy Trails and the kidnapped princess would be showcased with the technology at CES 2022. We reached out to Saber to find out if their titles ended up supporting the standard when they launched in 2022, but we can’t see any evidence that it would. happy traces ever hit the market.
In addition to the HDR10 Plus Gaming standard, Nvidia recently announced that the first descendant it will also support its DLSS 3 scaling technology.