Forza Motorsport for Xbox Series X Supports Smart Delivery

Forza Motorsport for Xbox Series X Supports Smart Delivery - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 August 2020 / 980 Views

Publisher Microsoft and developer Turn 10 Studios during the Xbox Games Showcase last month announced Forza Motorsport for the Xbox Series X and PC.

The official Forza Motorsport website lists a number of features for the game, including 4K resolution, HDR, 60 frames per second, DirectX raytracing, and Smart Delivery. The game was not announced for the Xbox One, however, with it having Smart Delivery it is very possible a release on the current generation console is on the table.

It is also possible the Smart Delivery listing could indicate the long rumored weaker next generation Xbox, codenamed Lockhart, will support the feature if it turns out to be real.

Smart Delivery allows users who purchase a game on the Xbox One to get a the Xbox Series X version of the game for free when they upgrade to the next generation console. The feature will support physical and digital games, however, it is up to publishers and developers to decide if they want to support the feature. Microsoft has also confirmed Smart Delivery will be "enabled for Xbox Game Pass titles that leverage it."

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hunter_alien (on 04 August 2020)

It makes sense. It's a driving sim. There is not much more that can be done than simply upgrading the graphics, so the core gameplay can remain highly enjoyable on older hardware as well.

Mr Puggsly (on 04 August 2020)

Huh, well I guess it could come sooner than expected. I suspect the game could be slim on content if they are creating all new assets. Maybe Forza will just become a platform? Not sure if it needs a new release every couple years. Especially with Gamepass.

DonFerrari (on 04 August 2020)

Forza, GT, CoD, Fifa, etc could all be in this type of model.

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Mr Puggsly (on 05 August 2020)

Well only MS has Gamepass, so Forza makes more sense there.

CoD generally has significant content with each release. Such as campaigns and they tend to make big changes to their engine.

I don't know much about Fifa, but annual sales there are huge. Sports games are unlikely to do it.

GT doesen't get many releases to begin with. I mean GT7 is basically GT Sport with more content.

Forza on the otherhand was a every other year without masseive engine changes. More like content updates and some common features in other racers added like weather.

So if Forza was basically a platform, supported by Gamepass and perhaps car packs released over time for additional revenue. That would be fine and it wouldn't split the audience with each release.

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DonFerrari (on 05 August 2020)

Yes I know it is easier and makes more sense for Forza. What I said was my opinion, that those other type of games should be like that to (fighters as well). But yep the only likely of the bunch is Forza and agree that it wouldn`t lose anything from being GAAS or similar, it could even have new events and career objectives added like once every month or so.

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Trunkin (on 04 August 2020)

Wait, this isn't a series x exclusive? Well if the final game releases with the graphics they were showing at the XbOX event I'll believe what Spencer said about cross gen not holding things back.

Mr Puggsly (on 05 August 2020)

As long as 9th gen is the lead and the game is scaled back for last gen, it shouldn't be an issue. Kinda like Switch ports that signifcant visual and performane downgrades.

Perhaps they can have it both ways by making a game that truly has next gen visuals on Series X, but also has modest CPU usage to work well on Xbox One. Even in that scenario I think people would be happy. In a racing sim what people really want is realistic visuals while Forza gameplay is already great.

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DonFerrari (on 04 August 2020)

In other news water is wet.