Although the PS5 has been on the market for just under a month, the console is still missing some important features. One of them will soon be submitted thanks to an update.
Unfortunately, not all functions were immediately available when the PlayStation 5 was released. For example, the additional SSD slot cannot yet be used. Little by little, Sony is adding the important functions with one update after the other. The new console supports the HDMI 2.1 transmission standard, but not yet VRR. But that should change soon.
Sony goes for it: PS5 update brings new console function
As Sony confirmed in an FAQ on the PlayStation Blog, a future firmware update will finally make VRR possible on the PlayStation 5. In this case, the Xbox Series X has the edge, the Microsoft console already supports the feature. The differences are already noticeable here: If you own a VRR-compatible television, you have a smoother picture. So it’s time for the PS5 to follow suit. When Sony will release the new firmware update, however, is still unknown.
What is VRR? And why is the feature so important to the PS5?
VRR is a special feature of the HDMI 2.1 standard. The “Variable Refresh Rate” is currently supported by rather high-quality televisions. It prevents so-called image tears when the frame rate fluctuates. This is prevented by synchronizing the frame rates of the display and console. Otherwise, you would notice a slight jerking or tearing. For an optimal gaming experience, you should have a gaming television that also supports the standard.