Guerrilla Games provides Horizon Forbidden West with a new update. This time the title gets support for displays with variable frame rate and an HDR mode for 120Hz monitors as well as a graphics mode with 40Hz.
The long-awaited features are finally here
So patch 1.17 allows for a smoother gaming experience – as long as players have the appropriate screens. VRR syncs the game’s refresh rate, which ensures there are fewer noticeable drops in framerate. Other graphic problems are also reduced.
Sony said of VRR support in April: “Gameplay in many PS5 titles feels smoother as scenes are rendered seamlessly, graphics look sharper and input lag is reduced.” When the PS5 is connected to a TV or monitor with HDMI 2.1 with matching compatibility, VRR will be automatically enabled for supported games.
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HFR mode allows the player’s screen to refresh 120 times per second. The aim is to increase the frame rate and reduce the input latency. The developer even released a trailer for the two much-requested features:
There are also a number of bug fixes that are included in the patch notes be listed. After all, the list is slowly getting smaller as the game receives more updates. Hopefully Guerrilla Games will keep this trend going. You can always make it worse.