Through a press release on its official blog, PlayStation confirmed that Variable refresh rate support will be available on PS5 in the coming months. Therefore, the Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) it can also be used on PlayStation 5.
In the release, PlayStation explains that on HDMI 2.1 compatible TVs and PC monitors, VRR will dynamically synchronize the display update rate with PlayStation 5 graphic output. This will improve the visual performance for PS5 games, minimizing or eliminating visual artifacts, such as frame pacing and tearing problems. The gameplay of many PS5 titles will be smoother through instant rendering of game scenes, sharper graphics, and reduced input lag.
In addition, previously released PS5 games may be optimized for VRR via a game patch and future titles may include VRR support at launch.
As an additional option, Playstation will also allow you to apply VRR to PS5 games that don't support it. This feature may improve the video quality of some games. However, this could also cause unexpected visual effects and, in that case, it would be recommended to turn it off.
Along with the new VRR function, there are other features as well. PlayStation will introduce some news specifically requested by fans, such as the ability to create or join open and closed parties on PS5 and PS4. On PlayStation 5, they will also beand optimize the user interface of the Game Base and trophy cards, as well as accessibility features like mono audio for headphones.
Starting tomorrow, PlayStation will roll out gradually the possibility for PS App users to create or join parties also through the application. The PS App Game Base user interface has been updated to make it easier to access the Friends, Party and Messaging features.
Therefore, VRR is official and will arrive in the coming months along with other important news. We remind you, in fact, that PlayStation 5 Pro could arrive very soon according to a rumor.