, posted 8 hours ago / 643 ViewsUnity Chief Product Officer Brett Bibby in an interview with GamingBolt says Microsoft’s Smart Delivery for the Xbox Series X and S is a “winning move” and will help extend the life of Xbox One games.
“Giving players more options to play is always a winning move,” said Bibby. “Smart Delivery on Xbox is a great example, no doubt extending the life of many Xbox Ones that would otherwise be sitting in a closet once replaced.
“And by using the PS4 to stream PS5 play, Sony is creating a similar opportunity for their audience. Games have long ago left that ‘niche’ feel behind them; they’re something everybody does. The changes we’re seeing this generation really reflect this, providing more opportunities to play what you want when you want – and wherever you want.”
The Falconeer developer Tomas Sala was asked also asked about the importance of backward compatibility in the next-generation consoles and said something similar.
“Making games playable across generations is a great way to extend the life of a game – especially if it’s one that keeps players engaged with seasonal content or ongoing updates,” said Sala.
“Smart Delivery is an especially clever way to do this, as it lets creators deliver an optimized version of their game to whichever platform a player prefers.”
The Xbox Series X and S, and PlayStation 5 are now available.
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