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Smart Delivery

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Publishers should make next-gen upgrades free, says Xbox: report

Microsoft is telling its publisher partners that they should offer free upgrades on Xbox One games that will be playable on Xbox Series X via backward compatibility, according to Video Games Chronicle (VGC). To that end, Xbox will reportedly not allow companies to sell upgraded next-gen versions of their games as downloadable content. Instead, Xbox will encourage developers to take advantage of free upgrade programs, most notably its own optional Smart Delivery initiative, through which companies can provide consumers with an Xbox One copy of a game with a free upgrade to Xbox Series X, featuring various next-gen enhancements. All first-party Xbox titles will support Smart Delivery, including Halo Infinite and Gears 5, while third-party support so far includes Cyberpunk 2077, Destin...