Dolby Atmos surround sound is getting official support by Microsoft on the Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.
Overwatch players on PC are probably already familiar with Atmos, as Overwatch is one of the first major games to utilize the audio positioning technology.
The technology makes sound a much more prevalent part of the gaming experience (not that it already wasn’t incredibly important), as it greatly enhances the player’s ability to locate enemies via audio positioning. This means things like footsteps, gunfire or voices will be easier to locate through stereo headphones or speakers.
Major Nelson made the announcement on his website, but offered no release date for the support, though we know we won’t be seeing it until sometime next year (not that 2017 is very far off at this point).