PS5 will get VRR support in the coming months via an update

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In short, since launch, the variable refresh rate (VRR) has been one of the most requested features from PS5 owners. The console theoretically has the capabilities to support the technology, but Sony is taking the time to introduce it. However, according to PlayStation, that should happen in the coming months.

As you may know, VRR is a technology that allows displays to dynamically synchronize their refresh rate with the graphics output. When enabled, VRR can significantly reduce visual artifacts, resulting in a smoother gaming experience.

The technology has been available for a while, but only now has Sony announced that it would be implementing it in its latest console. But just because your PS5 supports VRR doesn’t mean you can enable it in every game.

First, you need an HDMI 2.1 compatible TV or monitor. Next, developers will have to optimize their games for VRR. All games that are already available will need to be patched to support the technology. As for the titles still in development, creators can prepare them before release so that they will be available with VRR support at launch.

Even if a title does not support VRR, users can still apply the technology, potentially improving image quality. However, allowing VRR in some of these games can lead to unexpected visual problems.

PlayStation reminds us that results vary depending on the screen and game. The company also promised to reveal more details about the technology and a list of games that will support it closer to launch.

In the same announcement, the game company also stated that PS5 and PS4 systems received a new update today, bringing the features of the February beta software update to all console owners. The update includes revamped UI elements, Voice Command (preview) for US and UK accounts, mono audio for headphones, and the ability to create or join Open and Closed Parties.

In addition, you should see new “Pro Tips” cards in the PS5’s Control Center, reminding you how to apply game presets to your console, pin videos and apps to your screen during gameplay, and change the screen. share with friends.

PS App and PS Remote Play have also received some improvements. Starting with the PS app, users can now set up or join Open and Closed Parties through the app, similar to how they do on consoles. In addition, the PS App Game Base user interface has been revamped to simplify processes such as accessing friends, parties, and messaging functions.

As for the improvements to the PS Remote Play mobile app, PlayStation has added Portuguese (Brazil and Portugal), Finnish, Swedish, Turkish, Greek, Thai and Chinese (Traditional and Simplified) as new languages ​​for Screen Reader. Finally, it introduced a dark mode that is enabled based on your phone settings.

This announcement comes in as multiple reports claim PlayStation Network is unavailable, while others stands their consoles do not recognize an active PlayStation Plus subscription. These reports started shortly after PlayStation dropped the new system update. Some users added that restarting the PS5 solved the problem for them, but enough tried without success† PlayStation is already aware of these issues.

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