PlayStation 5 has been praised by numerous newspapers and now that gamers have also been able to test it, praise comes even from the layman. However, analyzing the purely technical data, the console Sony’s next-gen displays some minor limitations that are not present in the Xbox X Series.
One of these absences is the much talked about VRR, or Variable Refresh Rate, a feature that is found in Xbox Series X from the first moment of power-up, but which has not arrived on PS5. Fortunately, this is a gap that will soon be filled.
Through an update to the PS5 FAQ, Sony has confirmed that the new PlayStation hardware supports Variable Refresh Rate via HDMI 2.1 and that, although absent at launch, it will be implemented in the future. The answer in question is also visible on the original English site :
” PS5 hardware supports Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) through HDMI 2.1. After a future system software update, PS5 owners will be able to use the VRR feature on compatible TVs when playing titles that support VRR. “.
The arrival of VRR support will make many users happy, but we still ignore the precise period in which this will happen. It could be in the next few days, like in the next few months, who can tell? Considering that there are still many players who have not managed to get a next-gen console and who will not be able to do it for who knows how long, the wait for this software update is the least of our problems.
What do you think? Would the total absence of VRR on PlayStation 5 have been a serious shortcoming from your point of view?