Lo Smart delivery it is undoubtedly one of the most interesting features of the current period of approaching the next-gen. Targeted technology Xbox It is certainly an interesting option for many players who, taking advantage of it, will have the certainty of being able to have an optimized version for X series of Xbox One titles that support this feature.
To analyze in detail the features we thought Microsoft itself that, with a post on Xbox Wire, wanted to explain the advantages:
“If you buy the Xbox One version of a supported title, we will deliver the best version for your Xbox One, as always. If you decide to move to next-gen with Xbox Series X, we will automatically provide you with the Xbox Series X version of the game at no additional cost, when it becomes available.. You won't need anything in terms of choosing which version to download. We will take care of everything. And it's not limited to digitally purchased games; physical Xbox game discs can also support Smart Delivery if developers or publishers decide to implement it. "
In a nutshell, how do you actually benefit from the benefits of Smart Delivery? Microsoft illustrated it with simple practical examples:
- “If you own Gears 5 or are loving it through the Xbox Game Pass currently, you can play it today on Xbox One. Later, if you buy Xbox Series X this Christmas, all you have to do is press a button to download it and get the Optimized version of Gears 5 - available on day one of the console - at your fingertips. "
- “When Halo Infinite is launched on Xbox Series X and Xbox One this Christmas, you will only have to buy the game once and you will have the best version for the one you have, or both. If you place the Xbox Series X in the living room, Smart Delivery will recognize it and provide you with the Optimized version on that. If you decide to move your Xbox One to a bedroom or office, Smart Delivery will recognize it and provide you with that version when you are on Xbox One. "
- “Finally, some current and future Xbox One titles will be Optimized after the launch of the Xbox Series X. For example, if you purchase Cyberpunk 2077 at launch on September 17, you will explore Night City on Xbox One. If you catch Xbox Series X at launch this Christmas, you can also play it there in backward compatibility and starting exactly where you were left. So when CDProjektRED releases the Xbox Series X Optimized version of Cyberpunk 2077, you will automatically receive the upgrade as soon as it is available, at no additional cost. "
An undoubtedly interesting and "player-friendly" feature that Microsoft wants to continue expanding, with its implementation already planned also for those titles on the Xbox Game Pass that will decide to support it.