Microsoft is launching the first games to support the company’s upcoming smart delivery program for intergenerational games between the Xbox Series X and Xbox One. Smart Delivery is Microsoft’s free Xbox Series X upgrade program that lets you buy an Xbox One version of a game and get the Xbox Series X version for free. This also means that you can buy an Xbox Series X game with Smart Delivery and also get the Xbox One version.
It’s designed to prevent situations in which you’ll have to buy the latest and greatest game on Xbox One in the coming months, and then buy it back for Xbox Series X. Not every studio will take part in smart delivery, but it gradually looks like a large majority will. Microsoft today released 1
Third-party studios like Ubisoft, Sega, and Bandai Namco Entertainment support Microsoft’s smart delivery upgrades, but there’s one big exception: EA. While EA revealed Madden NFL 21 For the Xbox Series X, the company isn’t committed to supporting smart delivery today. Instead, EA offers its own free upgrade offer, but only when players buy Madden NFL 21 Upgrade to Xbox One by December 31 and Xbox Series X by March 31, 2021.
Up to 11 games in total have received free upgrades through the move of EA. Now we’re waiting for what other big game studios are doing with Smart Delivery. Still, it’s encouraging to see that the vast majority of games on today’s Microsoft list will support this. Microsoft has not yet specified which Xbox Game Studios titles will include Smart Delivery. However, here are the top 10 games that support third-party smart delivery:
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft)
- Call of the sea (Raw anger)
- Choir (Deep silver)
- Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt Red)
- DiRT 5 (Codemasters)
- Scarlet nexus (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
- Second extinction (Systemic reaction)
- The climb (Neon Giant / Curve Digital)
- Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 (Paradox Interactive)
- Yakuza: Like a dragon (Sega)