With the release of the latest firmware update for the PS4 and PS5, Sony Interactive Entertainment is proud to announce their future plans adding a particular new support feature for the PS5.
According to the official PlayStation Blog, it was revealed that the PS5 will soon be getting the Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) support. SIE specifically says it will be happening in the “coming months.” It will probably be happening sooner than later as they have already shared some screenshots of it on the PS5 menu settings.
So, what effect does the VRR have? Players who have HDMI 2.1 compatible TVs and PC monitors will be able to enjoy its features. The VRR basically syncs the refresh rate of the display to the PS5 console’s graphical output dynamically. This will make visual performance enhanced greatly and will minimize or even remove visual artifacts that happen once in a while like frame pacing issues and screen tearing.
VRR will make the gameplay of PS5 titles feel smoother since it will render the scenes instantly. The graphics will look crisper, and the input lag will be less. The already released PS5 games will be getting a game patch soon with the VRR support while future games will have this feature already.
Players will even have the option to apply VRR to PS5 titles that do not have support for it. It could improve the video quality of the game, but there are times it will not just work at all. They will just have to turn the feature off.
No specific release window was shared, but SIE plans to announce it soon.