Sony is planning to launch a Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) feature for the PlayStation 5 “in the coming months.” The long-awaited VRR feature will sync the refresh charge of a show to the PS5’s graphical output, and will cut back visible artifacts, display tearing, and body pacing points. You’ll even be capable of use the brand new VRR feature with video games that don’t formally assist it. The information comes as Sony announced the supply of latest PS5 and PS4 software program updates.
“Gameplay in many PS5 titles feels smoother as scenes render instantly, graphics look crisper, and input lag is reduced,” says the PlayStation team in a blog post. “Previously released PS5 games can be fully optimized for VRR through a game patch and future games may include VRR support at launch.”
Sony says it would additionally enable PS5 homeowners to use VRR to video games that don’t formally assist it. “This feature may improve video quality for some games,” explains Sony. “If this results in any unexpected visual effects, you can turn off this option at any time.” A second choice to use VRR to unsupported video games will probably be accessible within the display and video settings on a PS5, and may be toggled alongside enabling VRR itself.
This may very well be a good way to enhance video games like Elden Ring, which launched with performance issues within the PS5 model of the game. Sony hasn’t talked about a precise launch date for VRR past the “coming months,” however the firm has publicly beta tested its earlier system software program updates so testing will seemingly start soon.
Sony is additionally releasing new PS5 and PS4 software program updates right now, which embody the flexibility to create or be part of open or closed events on PlayStation consoles. The PS5 is additionally getting some UI enhancements to the Game Base and Trophy playing cards, and mono audio for headphones. PS5 homeowners within the US or UK may check the brand new Voice Command feature that allows you to discover and open video games or apps, and management media playback together with your voice.