A new post on the Xbox website has been released that details what gamers can expect when the Xbox Smart Delivery service launches. Essentially it gives gamers the best possible version of a game depending on what Xbox Console they own. Here is the post in full:
If you purchase an Xbox One version of a game (that’s supported) Xbox will deliver the best possible version to you. But, if you take the jump to the next generation Xbox then you will be automatically provided with the Xbox Series X version at no extra cost. The good news is, that this is not just reserved for those games bought digitally. Physical disks can also support the Smart Delivery system (providing the developer or publisher decide to implement it).
Even better news is that the Smart Delivery System also includes games available on Game Pass.
Here are a couple of scenarios for you:
- If you own Gears 5 or are loving it via Xbox Game Pass now, you can play it today on Xbox One. Then, if you pick up an Xbox Series X this holiday, all it takes is a push of a button to download it and you’ll have the Optimized version of Gears 5.
- When Halo Infinite launches alongside Xbox Series X and Xbox One this holiday, you only have to buy the game once and you’ll get the best version for whichever console you own, or both. If you pick up Xbox Series X for your living room, Smart Delivery will recognize that and deliver you the Optimized version there. If you decide to move your existing Xbox One to a bedroom or the office, Smart Delivery will recognize that too and deliver that version when you’re playing on Xbox One.
- Lastly, some new and existing Xbox One titles will be optimizing their games after the Xbox Series X launches. For example, if you buy Cyberpunk 2077 when it launches on September 17, you’ll be set to explore Night City on Xbox One. If you pick up Xbox Series X at launch this holiday, you can play it there too in compatibility mode picking up exactly where you left off. Then, when CD Projekt Red delivers an Xbox Series X Optimized version of Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll automatically get upgraded once it’s available at no additional cost.
Smart Delivery Systems Initial Game Line-up
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
Yakuza: Like a Dragon
Call of the Sea
Source: Xbox Wire