Xbox One KI owners are in for a brand new combo!
Xbox announced today that the previously Xbox One exclusive, Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition, will now be playable on Windows 10 PCs. This marks Killer Instinct as the newest addition to the Xbox Play Anywhere initiative.
The Xbox Play Anywhere program grants players free Windows 10 copies of specific Xbox One titles and vice versa. So anyone who has already purchased the title digitally will now be able to access the Windows 10 version on their PC for free. The program also syncs player data over the cloud, allowing users to pick up wherever they last left off. Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition is now a cross-play title as well, allowing players to compete against each other regardless of their platform.
Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition includes the 26 characters, 20 stages, and costumes that were released in the first three seasons of content. Players will also find trailers, music tracks, and behind-the-scenes content inside their compilation package.
Xbox also disclosed information about a brand new character costume for KI veteran, Chief Thunder. During the development of the most recent entry in the series, the KI team asked the Nez Perce tribe from Lapwai, Idaho, for assistance with re-designing Thunder to be more culturally appropriate.
Three years after its release, Xbox is saying thank you to their Nez Perce friends by releasing a brand-new, “100 percent authentic warrior outfit derived from Nez Pere cultural traditions and dress.” Owners of Killer Instinct and Thunder, through the free-to-play version, will be able to obtain this costume free-of-charge on Wednesday, December 21.
Within these announcements, Xbox also promises that they’ve “got some awesome surprises in store for fans soon.”