Phil Spencer claims that they are looking for the right moment and that there has never been a lack of desire to continue the mythical fighting saga of Killer Instinct.
Killer Instinct will return one day, Phil Spencer assures
At the Xbox conference at E3 2021, the Redmond company brought out the heavy artillery, showing off many of the exclusive games that are coming to its Xbox systems. But as always, a saga that has not been part of Microsoft’s plans for a long time is Killer Instinct, Rare’s mythical fighting saga. Recently, the Xbox head assures that they have not forgotten it, however.
The latest Killer Instinct game arrived in 2013 accompanying the launch of Xbox One; then some downloadable content came but nothing else. Many players asked if the developers have buried the saga, but Phil Spencer, head of the Xbox division, has clearly stated in a podcast: “We want to continue to do something with KI.”
Of course, the boss of Xbox qualifies his comments by saying that “The response when we redid KI at the launch of Xbox One was fantastic. I will just say, [Xbox Game Studios head] Matt [Booty] and I have discussed many times KI and where we would like to go with it and it’s not out of our minds that—it might be out of our minds—but it’s in our hearts and in our minds.”
To do this, the executive points out that they need to find the “right team and the right opportunity” to bring back Killer Instinct. But he insists that “it is not due to any kind of lack of desire on our part that we’re not doing more with KI because we love the franchise and the community response.”
Recall that The latest Kill Instinct game was released in 2013 by developer Double Helix, and season 2 and 3 content was developed by Iron Galaxy. Iron Galaxy previously said it might consider making another KI game. So anyone who is a fan of KI games can be relieved that Microsoft continues to focus on the series.