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Sony Reveals Variable Refresh Rate Coming to PS5, New Parties Update

Sony announced that Variable Refresh Rate is coming to the PlayStation 5, alongside a globally available system update for PS4 and PS5.

While the PlayStation Network might be down right now, Sony has announced a new system update.

In a recent blog post, Sony covered some of the features in the update for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles. They also announced some other features.

Here is what to expect from the latest system update, which should be available soon, if not already.

PlayStation Releases New System Update For PS4 & PS5

PlayStation has made updates to Voice Chat Parties on PlayStation 4 & PlayStation 5, among other new features.

Both PS4 and PS5 players now have the ability to create or join Open & Closed Parties. There are also some UI enhancements for PlayStation 5.

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These UI enhancements include updates to Game Base and Trophy cards. The update included accessibility updates like Mono Audio for Headphones.

PlayStation 5 players who have accounts in the US or UK can also test a Voice Command feature, which lets them open games, apps, and settings as well as control playback options with their voice. However, this is only available in English.

Sony also announced similar updates to the PS App, with players able to create or join parties in the app, as well as updates to the Game Base in the PS App.

Lastly, while not available with this update, Sony has announced they are working on a Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) support for the PlayStation 5.

Previously released games on PS5 can be fully optimized with VRR in the future with game patches, with future games possibly including VRR support at launch.

However, players will also have the option to enable VRR for games that don’t have dedicated support. Sony will be releasing more details on the VRR update soon.

But what if you don’t have a PlayStation 5 already? Well, a PlayStation Direct re-stock is happening today!

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