Xbox Smart Delivery Q&A

Xbox are providing a Smart Delivery scheme for a bounty of games, to ensure you get the most from your games, without having to splash the cash on a next gen version! What is Smart Delivery, we hear you ask? Well, we’ve put together a Q&A to answer your burning questions.

What is Smart Delivery?

Smart Delivery ensures you get the best version of the games you own for your console, across previous and next generation Xbox consoles. In short, if you purchase a Smart Delivery compatible game for Xbox One, you can download a free update to the next generation version and enjoy it on Xbox Series X at no additional cost.

For example, if you buy Assassin's Creed Valhalla on Xbox One you can download the Xbox Series X version for free on your new console.

What is the difference between Smart Delivery and Dual Entitlement?

Smart Delivery and Dual Entitlement are very similar, you can purchase a current generation game and get a free next generation upgrade on your next gen console. However, Dual Entitlement works across both PlayStation and Xbox, whereas the Smart Delivery scheme is only applicable for Xbox consoles.

You can read more about Dual Entitlement here.

How can I redeem the upgrade?

The upgrade can be redeemed through a game update. All you must do is install the game on your next generation console and it will be automatically upgraded for next gen!

For Physical Discs

Insert the disc into your console and ensure you’re connected to the internet. The console will work out which version you can get and automatically download it onto the console.

For Digital Games

If you have a digital game, you are also entitled to the next-gen upgrade. Make sure your Xbox Series X console is connected to the internet and you are logged into your Xbox account. It will automatically download the next-gen version.

Will Smart Delivery work for digital and physical games?

Both digital and physical games can support Smart Delivery if the developer or publisher has implemented it. You can find a list of all confirmed games for Smart Delivery here.

Will there be like-for-like edition upgrades?

So far, we have confirmation that Assassins Creed Valhalla will have a like for like edition upgrade, including GAME Exclusives. We expect more games to announce more information around specific editions soon, so keep your eyes peeled for more information.