Sony will begin rolling out support for the variable refresh rate (VRR) feature for the PS5 through an update released this week, the company announced Monday.
“On HDMI 2.1 VRR-compatible TVs and PC monitors, VRR dynamically synchronizes the display’s refresh rate with the graphics output from the PS5 console,” said Sony’s Hideaki Nishino. in a blog post† “This improves visual performance for PS5 games by minimizing or eliminating visual artifacts such as frame-pacing issues and screen cracks.” The feature will be available worldwide.
A handful of games will get VRR support “in the coming weeks,” according to Nishino’s blog:
- Astro’s playroom
- Call of Duty: Vanguard
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
- Lot 2
- Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
- dirty 5
- god drop
- 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
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Sony also lets you apply VRR to games that don’t support it. However, Nishino cautions that “results may vary depending on the TV you’re using, the game you’re playing, and the visual mode you’ve selected for a particular game (if it supports multiple modes).”
With the addition of VRR support, Sony is finally catching up with Microsoft’s Xbox Series X/S, both of which are capable of this feature. Sony said in March that the feature would be available soon.