Yesterday, on Xbox 20/20 Livestream, Microsoft revealed the first 10 games that will support the company’s Smart Delivery program. Microsoft’s Smart Delivery is a free upgrade program that allows the players to pay for a game only once.
If players buy the latest version of the game for Xbox One, then the Smart Delivery program will give them a free version of that game for Xbox Series X.
We can’t expect every game developer to participate in Microsoft’s Smart Delivery program. However, it looks like most of the major players understand the importance of this program.
Microsoft has announced 13 new titles that are coming to Xbox Series X, and ten of them support Smart Delivery. Developers like Ubisoft and Sega has joined CD Projekt Red to back Microsoft’s Smart Delivery. However, one major player still hasn’t committed to joining Smart Delivery, which is EA.
EA announced Madden NFL 21 for Xbox Series X but didn’t say anything about including its title in Smart Delivery. However, to make up for it, EA has announced its own free upgrade. But it’s applicable only if players buy Madden NFL 21 before December 31 and upgrade to Xbox Series X before March 31, 2021.
So, if you include Madden NFL 21, then in total, 11 games are getting a free upgrade for Xbox Series X. Here are the other ten games getting the support of Smart Delivery:
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla by Ubisoft
- Call of the Sea by Raw Fury
- Chorus by Deep Silver
- Cyberpunk 2077 by CD Projekt Red
- DiRT 5 by Codemasters
- Scarlet Nexus by Bandai Namco Entertainment
- Second Extinction by Systemic Reaction
- The Ascent by Neon Giant / Curve Digital
- Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 by Paradox Interactive
- Yakuza: Like a Dragon by Sega