Ubisoft has changed some of the content included in its Collector’s Editions of major upcoming releases. The Ubisoft Store has several titles available for preorder, including Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6, and Watch Dogs: Legion. While they are available to preorder through several retailers, their respective Collector’s Editions are exclusive through Ubisoft’s own storefront, and a change has been made that they will not include a physical disc for Xbox platforms anymore.
Originally, those who preordered the Xbox version of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6, and Watch Dogs: Legion Collector’s Editions were to receive a physical disc as part of the package. However, the Ubisoft Store has released an update saying that it has now changed from a physical disc to a digital key to redeem. The rest of the content in those Collector’s Editions remain unchanged.
However, the PlayStation Collector’s Editions of those titles will still come with physical game discs, and they also reportedly have the option of switching the disc for a digital download code.
Currently, there is no explanation as to why this change occurred, but it may involve Xbox Series X’s Smart Delivery program. Publishers have the ability of whether or not to opt in to this feature. Players who purchase the Xbox One version of a game will receive a free upgrade to the Xbox Series X version. Ubisoft has confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6, and Watch Dogs: Legion will be utilizing Smart Delivery.