Sony announces that variable refresh rate (VRR) will debut on PlayStation 5, in a few months. This feature will synchronize a screen’s refresh rate with the PS5’s video output display, and reduce visual artifacts and frame rate issues. You’ll even be able to use VRR with games that don’t officially support it.
The VRR is preparing on PS5
“Many PS5 games will run smoother with instant scene rendering, crisper graphics, and reduced input latency”says Sony. “Previously released PS5 games will be able to be fully optimized for variable refresh rate via patch. Future games should feature variable refresh rate support upon release.”says the group.
Players will have a choice. An option will be available in the settings to enable or not the variable refresh rate on PlayStation 5. Another option will enable it or not on games that do not officially support it.
To take advantage of it, your TV will have to have an HDMI 2.1 port and your PS5 must be connected to this port. If you still have an HDMI 2.0 port, you won’t be able to get the new one.
In addition, Sony is today announcing new features for PS4 and PS5 players, available now. There is the possibility to create or join open or closed parties. For the PS5 only, there are interface improvements to the Game Base and trophy cards, as well as accessibility features like mono sound for headphones.