Sony has announced that new system software features will be coming to both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 today, and you can view the full update list here. More importantly, we finally get an update about Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) support for the PS5.
Sony has confirmed that VRR, one of the highly-requested features, is planned to release for the PlayStation 5 “in the coming months” as long as your HDMI 2.1-compatible TV’s and Monitors support the feature. VRR dynamically syncs the refresh rate of the display to the graphical output of the console, which in turn minimizes frame pacing issues and screen tearing. The output is consistently smooth gameplay and reduced input lag, something players will surely enjoy.
PlayStation 5 games that have been released prior to this update can still benefit from the feature through a game patch while games that will release in the future will include VRR support at launch.
Players can also opt to apply VRR to certain PS5 games that doesn’t support the feature, but do note that while it may improve quality in some games, there may be unexpected results in others. The option can be turned off at any time.
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Are you looking forward to the PS5 supporting VRR?