It was promised for a long time, now it’s finally happening. With an upcoming update in the next few days, the Playstation 5 will finally get the long-awaited VRR support.
Sony has confirmed that in the coming days, later this week to be precise, an update is coming to the PS5 that will finally support Variable Refresh Rate – a feature we’ve been waiting for for a long time. VRR synchronizes the refresh rate with VRR-compatible TVs and monitors via HDMI 2.1 with the graphics output of the console, which eliminates artifacts, stuttering and tearing. This not only makes the display smoother, it also reduces latency overall.
The only catch: the games also need a corresponding update for this. Corresponding updates for the coming weeks have already been confirmed for 14 titles:
- 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
More games are to follow, and it can also be assumed that quite a few games will be released with VRR support in the future. The VRR option is located in the console’s display settings and is automatically enabled when an appropriate display that supports VRR is connected via HDMI 2.1.