Sony has confirmed that it’ll deliver Variable Refresh Charge (VRR) assist to the PlayStation 5 someday sooner or later by way of a system software program replace.
The information comes from an updated system FAQ on the Official PlayStation Weblog (by way of VGC) through which Sony confirms that the “PS5 hardware supports Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) through HDMI 2.1.”, including that “after a future system software update, PS5 owners will be able to use the VRR feature of compatible TVs when playing games that support VRR.”
VRR is a reasonably fascinating function, significantly for the high-frame-rate-targeting next-gen consoles, as basically it permits a TV to regulate its refresh price in real-time to match the body price output by the console. The advantage of that is that it ought to successfully remove the stutters and display tears brought on by fluctuating body charges for an altogether smoother gameplay expertise.
Bringing VRR to the PS5 isn’t an afterthought on the a part of Sony—when the console’s official specs were revealed it was confirmed that VRR could be supported “specified by HDMI ver.2.1”. So whereas it is considerably stunning it wasn’t accessible on day one, it is good to know it is coming.
No extra tears
Sony hasn’t stated precisely when the software program replace that can allow VRR is coming nevertheless it appears possible that it will not wish to wait too lengthy, significantly because the function is already supported on Xbox’s consoles, together with the brand new Xbox Series X.
Early 2021 would maybe be a welcome time as we begin to strategy a interval through which we’re extra more likely to see new PS5 games launched which will wish to make the most of the function. After all, as Sony notes in its FAQ, making use of VRR would require a suitable TV and the video games themselves may even have to assist it.
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