Since Microsoft officially unveiled the Xbox Series X, the next-generation console, it has been promoting the new Smart Delivery feature. With this feature, players can upgrade from this generation of Xbox One games to next generation Xbox Series X versions for free. This is very attractive to the old Xbox players, and this has nothing to do with Microsoft’s efforts.
According to the foreign website Video Games Chronicle, Microsoft is not only encouraging game developers to offer next-generation upgrades to players for free through the “Smart Delivery” feature, but also asking them not to charge users for sales upgrades to next-generation versions of DLC. Of course, Microsoft offers options that can be sold separately for next-generation versions, and game developers can choose according to their own strategy.
The media also revealed that Microsoft has confirmed to it that different versions of the game that support “Smart Delivery” will be used as a game on Xbox Live, using the same achievements and archives.
Since Microsoft announced Smart Delivery, several games have announced their support for the feature. For example, from Microsoft’s own blockbuster IP new production ” Halo: Infinity”, CDPR’s Cyberpunk 2077, and Ubisoft’s New Assassin’s Creed series, “Assassin’s Creed: The Temple of the Spirit.”
On the other hand, there are examples of buying options by offering two versions, such as the NBA 2K21, which was previously pre-ordered, and the next-generation version of the game is more expensive than this generation version. It is hoped that more and more game makers will be able to use the Smart Delivery feature to offer next-generation upgrades for free, which will be a major benefit for players preparing to buy next-generation Xbox Series X.
The Xbox Series X is expected to be available by the end of 2020. Microsoft has decided to hold a new round of online press conference in the early hours of the 24th.