Starting on April 30, the Killer Instinct developers began collecting all of the funds accrued by downloadable content sales into a special community fund. This money, they announced, would be used to bolster prize pools at various fighting game events across the country as a way to give back to the fans who have made their game a success thus far.
With a cap of $100,000, I personally thought there would be a good amount of time and various updates between the beginning of the campaign and when that goal was met, but boy was I wrong. According to new details released by Microsoft community manager Mike Robles, the community reached that total in just three days.
This ridiculous amount of money brings with it some added perks. Evo 2015’s Killer Instinct prize pool will receive half of that amount, giving high-level players a ton more to look forward to as the world’s largest fighting game tournament rapidly approaches. Additionally, the developers are set to turn Shadow Jago into more than just a skin by giving him access to a competition-ready version of his boss moveset.
If you’re still interested in picking up the elusive Shadow Jago skin, the new Community Bundle will be available until May 14.
Source: Microsoft Studios