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Incoming PlayStation 5 Update Adding Feature Fans Have Wanted Since Launch

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Incoming PlayStation 5 Update Adding Feature Fans Have Wanted Since Launch

Sony Interactive Entertainment has confirmed that PlayStation 5 users can expected a highly requested feature to be implemented later this year as part of an incoming update.

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The company only just rolled out an impressive new update for PS5 and PS4 last week, bringing with it a slew of new accessibility features, chat options, and general quality-of-life improvements. It also very briefly managed to take down PlayStation Plus and online access to dozens of games, but that's all better now.

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While there's plenty to be getting on with in this latest update, Sony has already outlined an incoming feature that's bound to go down well with those of you who insist on playing your PS5 games on the best-quality screens possible.

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As confirmed over on the PlayStation Blog, a future system update planned for 2022 will introduce Variable Refresh Rates to PS5. For those that don't really care about this kind of thing, VRR is a feature that only works on TVs with HDMI 2.1 functionality. Effectively, it makes games look noticeably smoother by syncing the refresh rate of the TV directly with the console.

"We're also pleased to share that Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) is planned to release on PS5 in the coming months," Sony wrote. "This enhances visual performance for PS5 games by minimizing or eliminating visual artifacts, such as frame pacing issues and screen tearing. Gameplay in many PS5 titles feels smoother as scenes render instantly, graphics look crisper, and input lag is reduced. Previously released PS5 games can be fully optimized for VRR through a game patch and future games may include VRR support at launch."

Naturally, this won't be all that thrilling to everyone - especially those with TVs that aren't compatible. But for those obsessed with the best possible picture and experience, the arrival of VRR is bound to be a welcome addition that makes PS5 games look even better.

Featured Image Credit: Sony

Topics: PlayStation

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