i dont game so i dont know. i have read reviews saying it does not work well as you could not tell the direction of the sound. however i think there is something wrong with their setup. or perhaps the game was not coded to handle 7.1 sound. when i listened to a dobly atmos demo with and w/o sxfi the difference was enormous. dolby atmos is better than stereo. it provide more directional sound and depth. but when you listen to dolby atmos with sxfi it is like super charged. maybe 3X or 4X more impactful than dolby atmos. so things that are properly coded in 7.1 sound like atmos is super enhanced in sxfi. its really night and day. i cannot say how impactful it is. so if this technology gets advertised and a gaming company takes the time to code in 7.1 sound i think this thing will be a grand slam. i hope cyber punk or some other big title picks this up. it will revolutionize sound. if you ever get sxfi listen to this to see what i mean.