PS4 and PS5 Get Major Updates Ahead of Variable Refresh Support

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Sony has released two major updates for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles. The updates contain a variety of new features for both consoles, including UI enhancements for the PS5 and the ability to create and join open and closed parties.

The update comes after PlayStation announced its acquisition of Haven Studios on March 22. In addition to various enhancements, PS5 users in the UK and USA can use a voice command feature to open games and control media.


In addition to the update, Sony has shared details on support for variable refresh rate for PS5.

PS5 Variable Refresh Rate

PS4 and PS5 March 23 System Update

As for the upcoming Variable Refresh Support update, here’s a quote from the blog about what fans should expect:

“We’re also pleased to share that Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) is planned to release on PS5 in the coming months. On HDMI 2.1-compatible TVs and PC monitors, VRR dynamically syncs the refresh rate of the display to the PS5 console’s graphical output. 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.”

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When Does PS5 Get Variable Refresh Rate?

According to PlayStation, variable refresh rate will arrive to PS5 consoles in the coming months. With no definitive answer, there's every chance the feature arrives as part of the next system update for Sony's current-gen console.