We already knew that Microsoft’s Xbox Series X Smart Delivery feature will allow, for upcoming Xbox Game Studios titles to be upgraded to the Xbox Series X version without having players make an additional purchase. Including the anticipated CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 and Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
You Can Possibly Upgraded EA’s Upcoming Games To Run On Both Current And Next-Gen Consoles For Free
Speaking in an earnings call to shareholders and press last night, Electronic Arts COO Blake Jorgensen said that “this year the phasing includes the effect of revenue recognition from the games we are launching for the current generation of consoles that can also be upgraded free for the next generation.”
More to that, however, is that the publisher talked about consoles in plural, basically confirming that, like Microsoft, Sony will also allow PS4 players to upgrade certain titles from both first-party and third-party publishers for free to the PS5 version.
It’s unclear if Jorgensen is referring to either backwards compatibility (something both the PS5 and Xbox Series X supports), Microsoft’s new Smart Delivery feature, or its own personal programme that might allow owners of an EA title to apply for a next-gen copy of their product.
While Microsoft has announced it’s Smart Delivery a feature that grants you to buy a game once and know that whether you are playing it on Xbox One or Xbox Series X, you are getting the right version of that game on whatever Xbox you’re playing on. And Sony has yet to officially reveal or announced it.
Well we’ll keep you posted on next-gen consoles updates. Stay safe. Stay tuned!