In a meeting with shareholders in an earnings call and press last night, EA has confirmed that its upcoming games will be able to run on both the current-gen consoles and PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles for free.
According to reports, the next-gen consoles of PS5 and Xbox Series X will hit stores at the end of this year – and a number of game titles will be available for both of these new consoles and the PS4 and Xbox One platforms currently available. So that players do not exercise excessive reluctance to buy games until the new consoles are available, EA has now also committed itself to a cool feature.
Microsoft is known to rely on the program called “Smart Delivery”, which means that if you buy a game for Xbox One, you will automatically receive the version for Xbox Series X if there is one. This program is not only available to Microsoft itself, but also to third-party developers; among other things, Ubisoft also wants to make use of it.
Detached from the fact that such a free upgrade program has not yet been officially communicated by Sony, the publisher Electronic Arts has now announced that it will also enable such a free upgrade with its own games. As part of the fourth-quarter 2020 fiscal year announcement, it was said that when you buy EA’s cross-gen title for PS4 and Xbox One, players will automatically get the later upgrade to the PS5 and Xbox Series X version for free just like Microsoft’s Smart Delivery.
How the system will be implemented in the case of EA is still open. In any case, this is already good news for all the console owners.