Microsoft confirms more Xbox Smart Delivery games
Buy them once and play them across console generations
Microsoft has announced a new batch of games set to support Xbox Smart Delivery.
The scheme lets players buy a game once and play it across Xbox One and Xbox Series X.
While all first-party Xbox Game Studios titles will support Smart Delivery, third parties can choose whether to or not.
It was previously announced that Cyberpunk 2077 will support Smart Delivery, and Microsoft announced eight more games set to do so on Thursday, including a number of original IPs revealed during an Inside Xbox live steam.
Third-party Xbox Smart Delivery games
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- Call of the Sea
- Cyberpunk 2077
- Dirt 5
- Scarlet Nexus
- Second Extinction
- The Ascent
- Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
- Yakuza: Like a Dragon
While not supporting Smart Delivery, EA said on Thursday that players who purchase Madden NFL 21 on Xbox One by December 31, 2020 can still upgrade to the Xbox Series X version at no additional cost until March 31, 2021.
Xbox boss Phil Spencer said of Smart Delivery in February: “This technology empowers you to buy a game once and know that – whether you are playing it on Xbox One or Xbox Series X – you are getting the right version of that game on whatever Xbox you’re playing on.
“We’re making the commitment to use Smart Delivery on all our exclusive Xbox Game Studios titles, including Halo Infinite, ensuring you only have to purchase a title once in order to play the best available version for whichever Xbox console they choose to play on.
“This technology is available for all developers and publishers, and they can choose to use it for titles that will be released on Xbox One first and come to the Xbox Series X later.”