It was recently confirmed that Assassin's Creed Valhalla will use smart delivery on Xbox, meaning that players who purchase a copy on Xbox One will automatically receive the game on Xbox Series X.
Details about Assassin's Creed Valhalla smart delivery originally appeared on Reddit, where a poster shared the game's listed product information. You can check out the post below, which includes a screenshot highlighting all of the relevant smart delivery details.https://www.reddit.com/r/xboxone/comments/gaxqed/assassins_creed_valhalla_confirmed_to_use_smart/
Upon further investigation, the facts concerning smart delivery check out. Assassin's Creed Valhalla is already listed on Amazon, where the same product details are mentioned:
"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."
The Amazon product listing also mentions that pre-ordering Assassin's Creed Valhalla affords players access to a bonus mission called The Way of the Berserker, during which Eivor joins a "legendary Norse Berserker on his quest for revenge." Sounds a bit like Kratos.
If you’re not yet up to speed with all things Assassin's Creed Valhalla, we're here to help. First of all, you'll likely want to check out the official Assassin’s Creed Valhalla trailer. In terms of what to expect from Valhalla, it's apparently due to take place in Dark Ages England, and is being heralded by Ubisoft as the "ultimate Viking fantasy." There are 15 different studios working on it, and it has been confirmed that both the male and female protagonists will be considered canon.
Speaking of Xbox Series X and smart delivery, it appears that Microsoft are gearing up to launch the first batch of Xbox Series X games on May 7. We can also confirm that yes, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be included in the presentation.