Xbox have given some more details on their upcoming Smart Delivery system, which is set to throw down the gauntlet to their competition.
Basically, it promises that players get to play the best possible version of (supported) cross-generation games that they own on whatever hardware they’re using.
As an example, say you buy the upcoming Halo Infinite on Xbox One, then later upgrade to an Xbox Series X console. You own the game, so you will then be able to play the version for the new console, without having to re-purchase it.
Smart Delivery is set to apply to all first party titles from Microsoft, and is open for third party developers to get on board. Such games already announced to support this feature include Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Cyberpunk 2077, Destiny 2, DiRT 5, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, Yakuza: Like a Dragon and Scarlet Nexus.
Using the much-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 as another example, Xbox Series X owners will be able to play the Xbox One version at launch in compatibility mode, and once the dedicated Xbox Series X optimised version is available, they’ll be upgraded – keeping any progress that they’ve already made.
Here’s a video that doesn’t say a whole lot, but looks cool: