Assassin's Creed Valhalla Will Support Xbox's Smart Delivery Service

You won't need to buy AC Valhalla twice on Xbox One and Xbox Series X thanks to Smart Delivery.

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While Ubisoft has yet to make an official announcement on the matter, new Assassin's Creed Valhalla product details reveal that the upcoming open-world action-RPG will "leverage" Xbox's Smart Delivery service. In other words, you only need to buy AC Valhalla once on Xbox One to get the Xbox Series X version, and next week's Inside Xbox livestream will give us our first look at its gameplay.

Smart Delivery will allow Xbox One users, should they upgrade to the Xbox Series X when it drops this holiday, to transfer their games to the next-gen console. There's a catch, though: the feature has to be enabled by the development studio. According to Microsoft, the company intends to use Smart Delivery for all of its first-party games, including Halo Infinite, Senua's Saga: Hellblade II, and more.

Currently available first- and third-party games--such as Gears 5 and Rainbow Six Siege--and upcoming titles--like Cyberpunk 2077 and Watch Dogs: Legion--will also use of Xbox's Smart Delivery service.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is the latest entry in the long-running Assassin's Creed franchise, following 2018's Assassin's Creed Odyssey. The game is set during The Viking Age, features the choice between a male and female protagonist, and will arrive this holiday.

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