At the end of last month, Sony announced the rollout of variable refresh rate (VRR) support for its flagship PlayStation 5 game console. Well, this feature will start reaching the PlayStation 5 console this week via an OTA update. It improves the visual performance of the PS5, reduces many issues such as screen tearing and frame pacing, and provides players with an immersive gaming experience. Check the details below.
PS5 gets VRR support
Sony announced the rollout of variable refresh rate support for PS5 through an official blog post. The company also said it will use Twitter to share news and PS5 updates will be rolled out globally this week. Check out the tweets attached just below.
This feature works with HDMI 2.1 VRR compatible TVs and PC monitors.“VRR dynamically synchronizes the display refresh rate to the graphics output of the PS5 console. This improves the visual performance of PS5 games by minimizing or eliminating visual artifacts such as frame pacing issues and screen tearing. The gameplay of many PS5 titles feels smoother because the scenes are rendered seamlessly, the graphics look sharper, and the input lag is reduced.“ Hideaki Nishino, Sony’s SVP, wrote in a blog post.
Blog posts too Listed some of the PS5 titles that will be supported by VRR in the coming weeks.. These games include the following PS5 versions:
- Astros playroom
- Call of Duty: Vanguard
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
- Death loop
- Destiny 2
- Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
- DIRT 5
- Marvel Spider-Man Remaster
- Marvel Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Ratchet & Crank: Lift Apart
- Resident Evil Village
- Little Tina’s Wonderland
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
- Midgard Tribe
In addition, James Stevenson, community director of Insomniac Games, quoted Sony’s tweet. Said Variable refresh rate (VRR) support will be rolled out in PS5 games “very” soon.
The company also Users can apply VRRs to their games even if they don’t support the feature...However, the company warns: “Results may vary depending on the TV you are using, the game you are playing, and the visual mode you have selected for your particular game (if multiple modes are supported).“”
Now, it’s worth mentioning that Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and S already support out-of-the-box features. That’s why with this update, Sony aims to make its flagship console comparable to its competitors. When an update is published, VRR support will be automatically enabled and you can switch it off from the “Screen and Video” system settings. If you have a PS5, please share your thoughts and experiences with the same in the comments below.