Cyberpunk 2077's free next-gen upgrade for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S released earlier this week, and it was also made available for players on PlayStation 5, which has brought discussion about Smart Delivery back to the forefront.
As you're probably well aware at this point, Smart Delivery games on Xbox allow you to simply upgrade to the next-gen version without any fuss — it's all taken care of automatically for you, and your save game moves over instantly.
On PlayStation, it's not quite that simple. The PS5 version exists separately to the PS4 version, and bringing your save game across requires you to upload it from one to the other if you're switching from console-to-console.
As a result, the ease of Smart Delivery has been getting all the attention recently:
As you can see from the comments over at our sister site Push Square, some of the folks on PlayStation unfortunately have had a real tough time getting the upgrade to work, but it looks like most issues have been resolved now.
There's still talk going on about Smart Delivery in regards to Horizon Forbidden West as well, which is finally now offering a free upgrade on PlayStation after much pressure from fans, but the pre-load process is a little convoluted:
Of course, we're biased here at Pure Xbox in regards to our love for Smart Delivery, but it really has proved to be a fantastic feature on Xbox Series X and Series S so far, making next-gen upgrades as easy as possible to implement. There was a lot of talk about it being potentially a waste of time back in 2020, but it's been totally the opposite.
Well done, Team Xbox!
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