Sony confirms arrival of variable refresh rate update for PlayStation 5

Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation 5 will receive support for variable refresh rate in the future. This feature is supported via HDMI 2.1 and is added to the console via a system update.

Support for VRR was initially mentioned in the PlayStation 5 system specifications, but upon release of the console it became clear that the feature was not yet supported. However, Sony has the FAQ page for the PS5, confirming that the feature will be added to console.

“The PS5 hardware supports VRR via HDMI 2.1. after a future update than the system software, PS5 owners can use the VRR function of compatible TVs when playing games that support VRR,” sony writes. However, the console manufacturer will not notify when this update will be released.

Also support for M.2 SSDs will be added to the console at a later date, as was already known. Sony says on its FAQ page that it will disclose more details about SSD support ‘in the future’, including which M.2 SSDs are supported on the console. At the moment, that’s not clear.