Xbox Series X’s feature Smart Delivery is so good that we want Sony to do it, too. The Smart Delivery tool is the type of thing that sounds so obvious that every next-gen console should come with it. It’s also one of the greatest Xbox Series X tools that Sony’s PS5 doesn’t seem to possess a reply to it.
And with each month passing, we learn more about a new Smart Delivery game, as Ubisoft Forward unveiled Watch Dogs: Legion will support it. Here is what you need to know.
Xbox Series X Smart Delivery Finally Explained
Xbox Series X Smart Delivery aims to fix an ever-annoying issue in which the last-generation games get forgotten once you upgrade to a newer console. So, Smart Delivery allows users to purchase select Xbox One titles and automatically enjoy improved variants of those games for free once they make the leap to Series X.
The Smart Delivery tool also reinforces the concept that the next-gen console is more like a PC than any before it. PC users have bought maybe hundreds of games in their lives, and those games have carried across devices for years. The feature simply takes the idea of backwards compatibility and supercharges it, which is a fantastic thing.
Microsoft explained: “If you purchase the Xbox One variant of a supported title, and decide to jump into the next-generation with Xbox Series X, we will automatically provide the Xbox Series X version of the game.” And such a thing, only when the game becomes available, at no additional cost!
Xbox Series X Smart Delivery Game List
The list below is Microsoft’s official list of Optimized for Xbox Series X games to support the Smart Delivery feature. With each of these titles, players don’t need to wait for the Xbox Series X to dive in. They can start playing now on their Xbox One, for instance. Here are the game titles:
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla;
- Cyberpunk 2077;
- Call of the Sea;
- DIRT 5;
- Destiny 2;
- Gears 5;
- Halo Infinite;
- Metal: Hellslinger;
- Second Extinction;
- Scarlet Nexus;
- The Ascent;
- Watch Dogs: Legion;
- Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2;
- Yakuza: Like a Dragon