Just last month, Sony announced that PS5 Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) support is coming in the “coming months.” Well, it seems thats happening sooner than expect, as Sony has announced that a new firmware update to add VRR support is on the way this week!
Here’s the announcement of PS5 Variable Refresh Rate support and the games getting patches soon to support it:
What Is PS5 VRR?
On HDMI 2.1 VRR-compatible TVs and PC monitors, VRR dynamically syncs the refresh rate of the display to the PS5 console’s graphical output. This enhances visual performance for PS5 games by minimizing or eliminating visual artifacts, such as frame pacing issues and screen tearing. Gameplay in many PS5 titles feels smoother as scenes render seamlessly, graphics look crisper, and input lag is reduced.* Previously released PS5 games can be fully optimized for VRR through a game patch and future games may include VRR support at launch.
In the coming weeks, the PS5 versions of the games listed below will receive game patches that will enable VRR support:
- Astro’s Playroom
- Call of Duty: Vanguard
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
- Destiny 2
- Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
- DIRT 5
- Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
- Resident Evil Village
- Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
- Tribes of Midgard
Once the update is installed, Variable Refresh Rate will automatically be enabled for supported games on the PS5 if it’s connected to an HDM 2.1 VRR-compatoble TV or PC monitor. Players can also turn it off under “Screen and Video” in the PS5’s system settings.
Also of note, according to Sony, players can choose to apply VRR to PS5 games that don’t support it. This feature may improve video quality for some games. However, if it produces results in unexpected visual effects, players can turn the option off at any time.
Once the patch is out, we’ll be sure to let our readers know.
Source: PlayStation Blog