New Firmware Update For PS5 Coming Soon!

TECH NEWS – Sony is releasing a brand new firmware update for PS5, which includes system settings for a feature that all gamers can take advantage of.



Almost two years have passed since the historic launch of the PlayStation PS5, and the platform continues to evolve with new firmware updates. These updates provide critical bug fixes to improve stability, performance and security and add new features to the console.

Last April, Sony released a PS5 firmware update with support for variable update frequency.

Gamers with a compatible HDMI 2.1 display can take advantage of reduced frame dropout and input latency by enabling VRR. Users without an HDMI 2.1 display can still use VRR but may experience visual glitches due to incompatibility. VRR is currently supported in several flagship PlayStation 5 games, including Call of Duty: Vanguard, Destiny 2, DIRT 5 and Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered. Many more games are expected to support VRR over the life of PS5.

The latest firmware update for PS5, version 22.01-05.50.00, improves system performance and adds settings for the console’s Automatic Low Latency Mode (ALLM). ALLM enables a smooth, lag-free experience when playing high frame rate games. The feature is often compared to VRR for its role in reducing input latency. However, ALLM can be used by all PlayStation 5 players without compatibility issues or needing an HDMI 2.1 display.

ALLM settings can be accessed by going to ‘Display and Video’ under PS5 settings.

After accessing this menu, the “Video Output” option is displayed, containing the ALLM settings. Gamers can select the Auto option to turn on the display when playing a game automatically. If the Off option is selected, ALLM will only turn on when VRR is used during a game.

Including ALLM settings allows gamers to fine-tune the PS5 experience across multiple displays and configurations. ALLM does not require an expensive HDMI 2.1 display, so gamers do not need to upgrade immediately from an HDMI 2.0 display. Sony understands that users’ display settings and preferences can vary widely, and ALLM is a compelling compromise. For the best possible gaming experience on PlayStation 5, settings such as VRR and ALLM are required to achieve the desired sensitivity at high frame rates.

Although PS5 firmware update 22.01-05.50.00 does not offer any completely new features, Sony will continue to roll out firmware updates to improve the stability and performance of the console. These firmware updates will ensure compatibility with upcoming PS5 games, the DualSense controller, new PlayStation Plus offerings, and more across the PlayStation ecosystem. The latest PS5 features are expected to arrive alongside major product launches such as the PlayStation VR 2 headset.

Source: Sony

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