With patch 3.9 rolling out for Killer Instinct, players may begin to notice a new feature when setting up exhibition matches. As well as the usual “Allow Crossplay” toggle which allows Xbox One and Windows 10 players to face off against each other, an “Allow Cross-Network” switch has also been added. While it isn’t active yet, this switch confirms that the upcoming Steam release of Killer Instinct will have cross network play between Steam, Xbox One and Windows 10 players.
According to Killer Instinct community manager Rukari Austin, this feature may appear and disappear intermittently, as the teams at Microsoft and Iron Galaxy put the finishing touches on the Steam version of KI. The feature will not affect your matchmaking experience at this point in time, so don’t worry about toggling it on or off.
Killer Instinct‘s Steam version is set to launch within the next few weeks and there are more features to be announced, so keep an eye out for more information. As someone who has bought everything on Xbox One, I hope one of the features will give current KI players access to the Steam version with all of the characters unlocked.