Microsoft details Smart Delivery of its future Xbox Series X, and unveil a first list of games.
For Microsoft, the Xbox Series X is going to come place herself in the continuity of the Xbox One. No will break so for the american giant, contrary to what prepares Sony with its PS5, and the ability for players to take advantage of all the legacy Xbox on the new console, which will arrive in shops by the end of the year.
The Smart Delivery, what is it ?
Thus, the future (and powerful) Xbox Series X is expected to share many similarities with the current generation (interface, controller,…), and it will also improve the game experience, with new features. This will include the Xbox Smart Delivery, a program that promises to players to always play to the best version of the securities purchased, from one generation to the other.
For Microsoft : ” in practical terms, this means that if you decide to buy the version for Xbox One of a game that is compatible, and then moving on later to the new generation, you will automatically get the version Xbox Series X of the same game, at no additional cost. “ Microsoft specifies that the operation will be automatic, and the system will automatically detect the ” correct “ version to install on the machine, you can download a game via Xbox Live or played through a physical medium.
Gears 5, Halo Infinite, CyberPunk 2077…
It should be noted that Microsoft leaves the choice to the developers and publishers offering this option Smart Delivery. For example, if you own Gears 5 on your Xbox One, and that you decide to buy a Xbox Series X at the end of the year, you will have to do a download to start and you will benefit from the optimized version of Gears 5 for Xbox Series X, as of the date of the launch of the console. Of course, the player does not lose his progress between the Xbox One and the Xbox Series X.
Microsoft has already drawn up a first list of games that will be compatible with Smart Delivery. Among them are Halo Infinite, Cyberpunk 2077, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Destiny 2, DiRT 5, Scarlet Nexus, Chorus, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, The Ascent, Call of the Sea, Gears 5, the Second Termination and Metal: Hellslinger.