30 games to choose from
Microsoft has been in charge of explaining ad nauseam what its Smart Delivery technology consists of, and that is such an important technology for the user experience that there can be no doubts when it comes to selling the product. With Smart Delivery, you will be able to buy an Xbox One game and play it later on Xbox Series X by obtaining the improved version at no cost. I mean, you buy Gears 5 on Xbox One, and when you have the brand new Xbox Series X, you can download the game update with the optimized version completely free of charge.
This means that with the new releases you will not be forced to buy the game twice, and therefore, all those games that you already have (and offer the function), will automatically become improved versions for Xbox Series X, being able to enjoy the experience to the fullest.
What are the differences between Smart Delivery and backward compatibility?
This is something that must be very clear, since, although it seems the same, it is not. It must be assumed that all previous generation games will be compatible on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, but it is not the same to play a backward compatible game than a game with Smart Delivery.
As we have already explained previously, with Smart Delivery we will have the possibility to download the optimized version for free, so the game will present graphic changes and improvements to be able to fully enjoy all those features that the new Microsoft consoles will boast of.
What games are optimized for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S?
This is the official list of 31 games that will be ready to accompany the launch of Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X.
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Smart Delivery)
- Borderlands 3 (Smart Delivery)
- Bright Memory 1.0
- Cuisine Royale (Smart Delivery)
- Dead by daylight (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
- Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
- DIRT 5 (Smart Delivery)
- The Falconeer (Smart Delivery)
- Forza Horizon 4 (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
- Gears 5 (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
- Gears Tactics (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
- Grounded (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
- King oddball (Smart Delivery)
- Maneater (Smart Delivery)
- Manifold Garden (Smart Delivery)
- NBA 2K21
- Observer: System Redux
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
- Planet Coaster (Smart Delivery)
- Sea of Thieves (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
- Tetris Effect: Connected (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
- The Touryst (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
- War thunder (Smart Delivery)
- Warhammer: Chaosbane Slayer Edition
- Watch Dogs: Legion (Smart Delivery)
- WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship (Smart Delivery)
- Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Smart Delivery)
- Yes, your grace (Smart Delivery)