With the Xbox Series launch coming real soon, here’s a feature that Xbox fans should really be excited for.
The Xbox Smart Delivery “technology”.
“So what is this Smart delivery and why should I be excited for this?” you may ask.
Imagine upgrading your Xbox One to the new Series X. Playing in native 4k resolution, 120Hz with ray tracing. Superfast loading times with the Series X’s SSD. So satisfying, right?
Then a sudden wave of nostalgia hits you. You miss your favorite Xbox One game. You want to play it for old time’s sake. You load it in your new Series X but you feel disappointed. It’s not up to par with the latest Series X games.
It got you thinking, “If I want to play my favorite game, I would have to buy an upgraded version.” More money out your pocket, right?
Usually, this would be the case. But thanks to Xbox’s new Smart Delivery feature. Your old games will be upgraded to its new version for free.
That’s right. Microsoft is pushing new cross-generation technology, allowing players the best version of the game all the time.
One good example is Cyberpunk 2077. If you buy the Xbox One copy and you upgraded your console to the Series X, the game will also be upgraded once the developers release the optimized Series X version.
This feature makes your game always up-to-date regardless of the console generation you’re using.
“Buy A Game Once and Play the Best Version Across Generations with Smart Delivery.” said in this Xbox article.
Will the Xbox Smart Delivery Include Physical Games?
Short answer: Yes
The Smart Delivery feature will be available to physical copies but you still need to connect your console to the internet and download some needed files.
Some newer titles will show some sort of badge showing that the game is optimized for Smart Deliver.
Confirmed Games with Smart Delivery
Here are some titles with Smart Delivery support.
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- Balan Wonderworld
- Call of the Sea
- Chorus: Rise as One
- Cyberpunk 2077
- Destiny 2
- DiRT 5
- Far Cry 6
- Forza Horizon 4
- Forza Motorsport
- Gears 5
- Gears Tactics
- Halo Infinite
- Hello Neighbor 2
- Marvel’s Avengers
- Metal: Hellsinger
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps
- Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis
- Psychonauts 2
- Scarlet Nexus
- Sea of Thieves
- Second Extinction
- Tetris Effect: Connected
- The Ascent
- The Falconeer
- The Gunk
- Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2
- Watch Dogs: Legion
- Yakuza: Like a Dragon
Here are some confirmed titles and for sure there are more titles coming with Smart Delivery support.
What do you think of this new Xbox feature?
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