The PS5 is capable of some fantastic visual feats thanks to 4K, with some games able to reach 120fps. But which 120fps games will be available at launch, and which others are confirmed to be on the way?
The PS5 will offer a significant upgrade over the PS4. Sony's previous console ran most games at 30fps, where the PS5 will render at 60fps.
But some games will be capable of 120fps, although sadly, it won't be all of them. However, we expect more and more 120fps games on PS5 will appear as time goes on.
Others may release at 60fps but get upgraded to 120fps through software updates. This includes PS4 games receiving upgrades when played on PS5.
Admittedly, the list of 120fps games on PS5 is meager at the moment, but it will grow as more games come out and get upgraded.
The pressure will now be on developers create games that can run at 120fps. The hardware allows this now, so gamers will wonder why if more don't appear.
Certain games will always run at 60fps instead of 120fps. This is due to developers prioritizing resolution over frame rate.
Some games, like DIRT 5, even offer players a choice between 120fps and lower resolution. Or higher resolution and 60fps – to suit whichever is most visually pleasing to them.
Here are the games coming to PS5 that we know will render in 120fps:
- Borderlands 3
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
- Destiny 2
- Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
- DIRT 5
- Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
- The Nioh Collection
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege
Will My TV Be Able to Handle 120fps Games on PS5?
Not all 4K TVs can render 120frames per second. If you're considering investing in a new TV, then make sure you buy one capable of 120hz.
This will mean it will be able to display games comfortably at 120fps. Essentially, fps corresponds to the Hz when applied to the TV itself.
Although in most TVs, hz don't climb in factors of 30 like frames per second do. A TV's hz could be anything from 50hz to 600hz.
Just make sure yours is at least 120hz to run PS5 games in 120fps. Although be warned, modern TVs that offer this are typically more expensive than TVs that don't.
Before you click buy on a new 4K TV, make sure it offers this feature. HDMI 2.0 is also something we recommend. This is an upgrade to HDMI that enables 120fps, 8K, and much more.
This is why lots of gamers choose to play their 120fps games on PS5 through a monitor instead of a TV. They are generally cheaper and prioritize frames over resolution.
Although now all resolutions will work. 1440p is not supported on PS5, although Sony has provided an update.