Playstation 5 graphics to get even better as Sony unlocks hidden feature

Although it's early days for the Playstation 5, Sony's latest console already has some incredible graphics across its titles, from Ride 4 to Ratchet & Clank.

Players who invested in kit like 4K TVs with high refresh rates have been reaping the benefits of the console's next gen tech for a while.

But now, the PS5 is set to have even better graphics thanks to a major new update.

Sony has just begun to roll out variable refresh rate (VRR) to its own-brand TVs. It's a sign that the company is preparing to activate VRR for all PS5s, which everyone would benefit from even if they didn't have a Sony TV.

As the name suggests, VRR is a technology that allows the refresh rate of TVs to change dynamically, rather than being pegged at 30 or 60fps. This means that the TV can sync with the graphics of the console, and avoid ugly 'tearing' glitches.

Currently, the PS5 can't reach its full potential because it has to reduce the resolution of the game to maintain the fixed framerate of most TVs.

In practice, it means that the refresh rate of high definition games could change, rather than the frame rate. This way, the PS5 could maintain its graphics quality more easily.

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“After a future system software update, PS5 owners will be able to use the VRR feature of compatible TVs when playing games that support VRR,” Sony said. They confirmed that a modern television with HDMI 2.1 will be required to use the feature, but it does not need to be a Sony TV.

The PS5 is set to have some major releases this winter, and so the update could be a huge boost to new adopters of the elusive console.

This month's Playstation showcase teased fans with trailers of some incredible next gen titles, including Spider-Man 2, Wolverine, God of War Ragnarok, and a full-HD remake of the classic Knights of the Old Republic.

The free October Playstation Plus games have also just been announced. PS4 gamers can get their hands on Mortal Combat X, while PS5 players can get strategic 50v50 World War 2 shooter Hell Let Loose. Players on both platforms can download PGA Tour 2K21.

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