It was now only a matter of time before VRR came to PS5. Already available on Xbox Series X and S, the feature will finally be rolled out to its rival.
As promised last March, Sony is rolling out variable refresh rate (VRR) support to PS5. But what is this feature for? How to activate it and which games will be compatible? Here are all the first details.
VRR is coming to PS5, but what’s the point?
No more counting the days until the arrival of the VRR on PS5. Long hoped for by some players and recently teased by Sony, the feature will finally be deployed on the home console. Sony confirmed in the evening of this Monday, April 25 that the VRR will be available this week, on an as yet unspecified date.
” On HDMI 2.1 and VRR compatible monitors and TVs, this option dynamically syncs the display refresh rate to the video output of the PS5 console “Explains the manufacturer on his blog post. In other words, the visual performance of PS5 games will be improved and the tearing largely removed through the reduction or even elimination of visual artifacts. They will gain in fluidity, the graphics will be sharper, input latency will be reduced and the rendering of scenes will be even more homogeneous.
The list of VRR compatible games
However, not all games will benefit immediately when rolling out the feature. Previously released titles will need to be optimized with a patch, while future games may support VRR upon release. In the coming weeks, the following games will release a patch offering support for it. The list should grow over the weeks as each developer works on a dedicated option:
- 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
How to enable VRR on PS5?
Once the update is deployed, VRR will be automatically enabled for compatible games. At least if you have a TV or display that supports the feature and has an HDMI 2.1 port. The option will nestle in the system settings, under “Screen and video” and can be deactivated at will.
And if your current game isn’t on the list, don’t panic. It is entirely possible to apply VRR to PS5 games that do not yet support it. You shouldn’t expect optimizations of equal quality to those that received a patch, but this feature may still improve the quality of some games. ” Results may vary depending on your TV, the game you are playing and the visual mode set “, nevertheless specifies the manufacturer.