Samsung today launched the ‘HDR10+ GAMING standard,’ a new HDR format designed to provide an immersive gaming experience on next-generation displays and TVs. This format offers true HDR gameplay, VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) of up to 120Hz, and low latency. It will be unveiled at the South Korean company’s CES 2022 keynote address.
The HDR10+ GAMING standard will be available on select Samsung 4K and 8K TVs and monitors next year. NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 30 Series, RTX 20 Series, and GTX 16 Series GPUs support this new HDR standard, and HDR10+ GAMING drivers will be available in 2022.
HDR10+ Technologies, LLC, which developed the new technology, is offering tools to game developers who want to implement it in their games. It will make it easier for game creators to provide a similar experience across multiple supported devices. Users no longer need to calibrate their TVs or displays to achieve acceptable HDR performance when gaming, which was previously only achievable with HDR movies and TV shows.
The HDR10+ GAMING standard also sets the display to “true reference mode,” which provides excellent color, contrast, and dynamic range. On a frame-by-frame basis, it modifies brightness, contrast, and colors.
Several gaming companies, including Saber Interactive and Game Mechanic Studios, will showcase their HDR10+ GAMING standard titles at CES 2022. Game Mechanic Studios’ upcoming game titled ‘Happy Trails and the Kidnapped Princess’ features HDR10+ GAMING standard and will be launched next year.
“We are very excited to help usher in a new era of video game picture quality. By adopting HDR10+ GAMING, gamers of all ages will enjoy cutting-edge visuals for the best overall gaming experience,” said Todd Hollenshead, Head of Publishing at Saber Interactive. “The HDR10+ GAMING standard is genuinely raising the bar, and we are proud to be at the forefront of bringing it to market with games like Redout 2, the fastest 8K anti-gravity racer ever made, and with Pinball FX, the king of digital pinball, brought to life in a brand-new way.”
“NVIDIA GeForce gamers can enjoy a brighter, more vivid and consistent HDR gaming experience on their monitors or TVs from the support of the new HDR10+ GAMING standard,” said Vijay Sharma, Director of Product Management at NVIDIA.