PlayStation 5 Forecast Lists VRR Support To Arrive To The System In A Later Update

Posted on November 24, 2020 by Nick Moreno

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While the PlayStation 5 is out now is all regions across the globe, there is still plenty to be added to the next-generation console. One attribute is the feature for Variable Refresh Rate (VRR). Although Sony’s latest iteration of PlayStation is optimized to target 4K resolution and provide 60 frames per second or even double that, the system is absent of support for the feature.

Howbeit, the story is different on Xbox Series X|S as the two next-generation systems made VRR a tent pole element for the new console months prior to the release this month. With the feature, players can find less visual-restraining issues like screen tearing and even boosted performance is utilized correctly from the respected developer.

However, while missing from PlayStation 5, it does not rule out the inevitability for the console. Dissecting the ‘PlayStation 5 Ultimate FAQ’ released from Sony Interactive Entertainment, the firm does plan to at one point issue an update which will add VRR support to the system.

PS5 hardware supports Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) through HDMI 2.1. 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.

Sid Shuman, Sony Interactive Entertainment Senior Director of Content Communications

So, whenever the aforementioned update comes, players can discover more doors to open for PlayStation 5. That includes the opportunity to play a wider list of games running at 120 frames per second. This week, Psyonix relayed that the PlayStation 5 is correspondence to backwards compatible titles require more work to provide 120 FPS to games.

Additionally, the firm is also subjected to implement the ability to play on 1440p displays as well. While the feature is not available at launch, the team does insist that support will come if enough players are vocal on the matter. With VRR tied to HDMI 2.1, plenty is forecasted to arrive to PlayStation 5 in due time.

Elsewhere recently, Kotaku reported that more than 100 backwards compatible games on PlayStation 5 run into issues. The problems are told to be ranging from minor inconsistencies to potential game-breaking obstacles. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you excited to see Variable Refresh Rate coming to PlayStation 5?

Source: PlayStation Blog

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