Put your pitchforks down, because Sony has been reasonably clear that PlayStation 5’s new VRR feature will only work with new-gen titles, but now we have real-world evidence confirming that’s the case. With the functionality rolling out this week, people have been putting it through its paces, and, just to confirm, it doesn’t work with PS4 games.
In its blog post on the matter, the platform holder stressed that VRR “enhances visual performance for PS5 games” and that “gameplay in many PS5 titles feels smoother”; the language in the console’s system settings also makes clear that it will only work with new-gen content. As a point of comparison, Xbox Series X|S offers FreeSync in addition to VRR for those older titles.
So that’s the state of play with VRR on PS5 for the moment; we figured it was worth posting a clarification for those unclear. Remember that the feature will work with all PS5 titles if you enable the Apply to Unsupported Games option in the system settings. However, a selection of releases have been specifically optimised for the feature, and you can find All VRR Optimised Games for PS5 through the link.