Killer Instinct players are no longer locked to Windows 10 on PC with the release of the game on Valve’s Steam platform.
The game is not free-to-play on Steam though, instead the game is available for a single purchase that unlocks all three seasons of Killer Instinct, including all 29 characters, all 20 stages, all costumes, all colors, and all modes.
Developer Iron galaxy also addressed the potential issue with all of the game’s skins being made available for one purchase on Steam.
“Currently, skin packs have been a purchasable product on Xbox and Windows. The reasoning behind having them bundled into Steam is beyond my developmental comprehension, but what I do know is that we didn’t have a perfect solution for everyone. Bundling them in with Steam means that those who purchased the packs may feel slighted,” the developer explained. “Leaving the packs out of Steam meant that a subset of players wouldn’t have access to the wonderful Gold & Terror skins. Ultimately we decided on the following, and most important part of this paragraph: all Gold and Terror skin packs will be free for KI: Definitive Edition owners in the coming days.
“If you’ve already purchased the skin packs, we very much thank you, and hope you enjoyed using them to your heart’s content. Now you can enjoy any packs that you may have missed out on without having to purchase them (if you’re a DE owner – just reiterating). There are still a few remaining skin packs, and they will be rolled out in the coming months. Gold Skins for Rash, Kilgore, Shin Hisako, and Eagle. Be on the lookout!”
The Steam version of Killer Instinct will support cross-network play with the Xbox One and Windows 10 releases, but the Xbox Play Anywhere features of cross-saves and cross-buy are not supported by Steam. This means that owners of the game on Windows 10 will have to purchase it again to play on Steam.
Killer Instinct is available now on Xbox One, Windows 10, and Steam.
Source: Xbox Wire