It is expected that the PlayStation 5 console will be receiving Variable Refresh Rate support soon via a firmware update as per a recent report.
In a brand new video posted via the HDTVTest YouTube Channel, Vincent Teoh revealed that the latest Sony TVs that will be launched this spring, including the A90K. Which will be compatible with VRR upon launch, which will coincide with the expected arrival of VRR support for PlayStation 5 via a firmware upgrade.
Sony themselves confirmed shortly following the release of the console in the year 2000 it supports Variable Refresh Rate. PlayStation 5 hardware supports Variable Refresh Rates through HDMI 2.1. However, it’s only going to be available following a firmware update shortly.
The Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) is an innovation that’s been introduced to the console world via Xbox One X, and the Xbox Series X and S. Which eliminates the tearing of screens and decreases input lag and stuttering as compared to VSync. That is currently one of the many advantages gamers with the Xbox Series X has over the PlayStation 5. Although it was somewhat confusing to discover that VRR was not implemented on the PlayStation 5 at launch. It’s nice to know VRR will be coming soon.
It is believed that the PlayStation 5 firmware update that will bring Variable Refresh Rate is still to be confirmed as being out of date. We’ll keep you up-to-date regarding the issue as soon as we learn more about it. Zedaan will keep you updated with the latest information.