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Killer Instinct for Xbox One is not a “cash-in”, says Microsoft

by Bill Hess on August 9, 2013


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Killer Instinct on the Xbox One isn’t “some hacked off remake”, according to Phil Spencer of Microsoft Game Studios.  Spencer says that the company has spent the time and money to make the return of Killer Instinct into a great fighting game.

In a recent interview with OXM, Spencer discusses their plans for this game that’s been asked for by fans ever since Microsoft acquired RARE.

“We are building this to be a great fighting game,” said Spencer.  “This is not some hacked-off remake.  We’re working with Mad Catz on control, we’ve got Rare people looking at it.  We’ve got people focusing on how it’s going to play because we want to build a great fighting game built for a live ecosystem.  This isn’t going to cash in on the name; it’s going to be a real frontline game that people fall in love with.”

Killer Instinct had a firm showing at E3 2013, but many were and still are wondering about the free-to-play aspects of the game.  Furthermore, Killer Instinct was recieved with a hall full of boos when revealed at Evo in July.  Time will tell if Spencer’s prediction holds true.

Fans have been asking for Killer Instinct for years, with it well in sight, there’s got to be some happy people about the fighter.

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