Variable refresh rate functionality now rolling out to PS5 consoles worldwide
Despite checking all of the boxes for a modern-day console, the PS5 still does not have one key feature taken for granted by PC and Xbox Gamers: Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) technology. The tech syncs the refresh rate of the TV with that of the console, allowing for a smoother gameplay experience. Sony promised to add the functionality to its console last month (March 2022). Now, it has delivered on its commitment via a blog post.
However, the list of titles that will work with VRR is just a handful and doesn't include many prominent titles like Elden Ring. It includes a mix of old and new PlayStation exclusives such as Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, Marvel's Spider-man Remastered, Marvel's Spider-man: Miles Morales and Astro's Playroom. Developers will likely roll out updates for individual games in the coming weeks. Refer to the attached image for the complete list.
The software update that adds VRR functionality to PS5 consoles will be rolled out in the "next few days". It will be switched on by default and will require a compatible TV with a functional HDMI 2.1 port, although it has gotten progressively more difficult to tell the difference between HDMI 2.0 and HDMI 2.1 thanks to recent kerfuffles by the HDMI certification agency.