Xbox Series X Initial List of Smart Delivery Games Revealed
The Xbox Series X's initial slate of Smart Delivery compatible titles currently sits at 14, with more games planned to be added leading up to launch.
Far and away one of the biggest selling points of Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox Series X console comes in the form of Smart Delivery. If you’re unfamiliar with this feature, essentially, it ensures that select games that you may purchase on Microsoft’s current-gen platform, the Xbox One, will then transition for free over to Series X once it releases later this year.
Well, today via the official Xbox website, Microsoft laid out in greater detail just how Smart Delivery will work. Broadly, the post explained many details of this facet of the Xbox Series X that we’ve heard before, but some new information was also brought about, too. Microsoft made clear that physical games you may purchase “can also support Smart Delivery if the developer or publisher decides to implement it.” Xbox Game Pass titles will also qualify for this, but the onus will fall on “the individual developer to determine whether they take advantage of Smart Delivery.”
Furthermore, it was also clarified that while some games that will be Smart Delivery compatible initially, developers will also provide further optimized versions later on to upgrade the game for Xbox Series X. CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 was specifically mentioned as being one of these games that will be have an improved iteration that comes to Series X later on.
Perhaps most importantly, this new blog post from Xbox also outlined the initial slate of Smart Delivery titles that will be coming to Xbox Series X. The full list is as follows:
- Halo Infinite
- Cyberpunk 2077
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- Destiny 2
- DiRT 5
- Scarlet Nexus
- Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
- Yakuza: Like a Dragon
- The Ascent
- Call of the Sea
- Gears 5
- Second Extinction
- Metal: Hellslinger
All in all, it’s a solid slate of initial games here, even though we’ve known about most of these titles being compatible with the Smart Delivery program for quite some time. Microsoft also clarified that this is only the full list that has been revealed as of this moment. More games will be added here in the weeks and months leading up to the launch of the next-gen console.
The Xbox Series X is still planned to launch later this holiday season at an undetermined date and price. We should be seeing a whole lot more of the games that are scheduled to arrive on the console in a new event that is scheduled to transpire in July.
Full checklist on how to unlock all the great advantages of Smart Delivery.
Step 1: Purchase your game once
Step 2: Automatically get the best version on your Xbox of choice
Step 3: That’s it 😊
— Xbox (@Xbox) June 15, 2020