Sony has announced that PS5 will soon offer Variable Refresh Rate support on compatible televisions.
According to Sony:
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.
The company adds that you can choose to apply VRR to PlayStation 5 games that do not natively support it. The feature may improve video quality for some games. You can also turn off the option if any unexpected visual effects occur. They did not provide a specific date for when they plan to add VRR support on PS5. So stay tuned.