Sony Confirms 3D Audio Will Not Work On TV's Come Launch
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Sony Confirms 3D Audio Will Not Work On TV's Come Launch

Nick Farrell
11 October 2020

Disappointing

The final few months of 2020 is gearing up to be the biggest moments in recent memories for gamers.

With multiple AAA titles releasing along with the arrival of the next-generation consoles, there isn't a better time to be a gamer. 

Many of you are looking to pick up a PS5 when it releases in a month's time, and with all the new features coming to the console; one aspect they have not missed is audio.

Sony's 3D audio has been a massive selling point from their side for months now, but a now confirmed feature may offset some fans who prefer to game more casually. 

 

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Whether you play at your desk with headphones on or prefer to game on the couch with TV speakers; all of us are a sucker for good audio quality. 

Headphones have seen massive developments in recent years, and we can really get the most out of our headphones with 3D audio and more features.

While Sony is committed to bringing 3D audio to the PS5, it appears it will not work on TV speakers when the console releases. 

A blog post titled "Experience PS5’s Tempest 3D AudioTech with compatible headsets at launch, TV Virtual Surround Sound coming after launch", was posted earlier in the week and noted the following:

"On the PS5, you’ll be able to experience 3D Audio with the headphones that many of you already own, either through USB connection to the console, or by plugging your headphones into the DualSense wireless controller’s 3.5mm headset jack."

"Headphone audio is the current gold standard for 3D Audio on PS5, as Mark Cerny mentioned in his “Road to PS5” talk in March. We’re also in the process of working on virtual surround sound through speakers that are built into TVs. Although TV speaker virtual surround sound won’t be available on launch day for PS5, it’s still a feature we are extremely excited about, and our engineers are hard at work on bringing it to PS5 in the future."

"In the meantime, I’m happy to say that you’ll be able to enjoy the PS5’s Tempest 3D AudioTech through your compatible headphones in many PS5 games. Some of the PS5 games with 3D Audio features include Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, Astro’s Playroom, Gran Turismo 7, Returnal, Destruction AllStars, Demon’s Souls, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Horizon Forbidden West, Resident Evil Village, and many others."

So, it is confirmed that 3D audio will not work on TV speakers right away when the console releases next month.

However, we are sure it will not take long before it becomes available for players all over the world.

So, stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks!

 

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