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Assassin's Creed Valhalla supports Xbox Smart Delivery on Xbox Series X

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What you need to know

  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla is a massive upcoming title from Ubisoft.
  • Ubisoft has announced that Assassin's Creed Valhalla will support Smart Delivery on Xbox One.
  • This means that anyone who buys it on Xbox One will get the Xbox Series X upgrade for free.
  • You can preorder Assassin's Creed Valhalla on Xbox One for $60 at Amazon (opens in new tab).

Earlier this year, one of the features for Xbox Series X that Microsoft mentioned was Smart Delivery. This feature allows players to buy just one version of a game on Xbox One and automatically receive the Xbox Series X next generation upgrade for free. All Xbox Game Studios titles will support Smart Delivery but third-party publishers can choose to opt in.

While we already knew that Cyberpunk 2077 would support Smart Delivery, we now know that Ubisoft is joining CD Projekt Red in supporting Smart Delivery. If you buy Assassin's Creed Valhalla on Xbox One, you'll get the Xbox Series X upgrade for free. This information was first spotted by @Shinobi602 on Twitter.

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The product page on retailers like Best Buy (opens in new tab) states "Assassin's Creed Valhalla leverages the Smart Delivery technology - buy the game once, and play it on either Xbox One or Xbox Series X when both the console and that version of Assassin's Creed Valhalla are available."

So if you're an Xbox One owner, rest assured that when you buy an Xbox Series X, Assassin's Creed Valhalla will look and run even better at no cost to you. Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Xbox Series X are both scheduled to release sometime in Holiday 2020.

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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

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  • I'm glad they're getting rid of those "remasters" via Smart Delivery. That was such a pain during the 360->One/PS3->PS4 transition. That's a strong message to publishers to stop milking us customers. Buy once, have all versions available for all SKUs. Period. That's the only way it should be done.