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Binaural audio is nothing new it's been around for a while and in hellblade caters to a specific group of gamers, those that wear headphones. It can not be enjoyed as intended on a 5.1, 7.1 or 11.1 system. Which is why I'm more in favor of the newer, better and more flexible alternatives which caters to everyone, everyone is a winner whether you like using headphones or an AVR. Atmos, DTS X and Auro 3D can all scale up and down to any system configuration. I personally prefer not to use headphones, I like to feel the low bass frequencies in the room and kicking me in the chest and just the raw power of a well calibrated system. Here is a good 30 minute podcast discussion about it, the focus was VR but it applies to none VR content as well in terms of creative possibilities.