Killer Instinct will support cross-play with Windows 10 and Xbox One when it is released on Steam.
Xbox One is receiving an update today adding a huge host of new features.
One of the most exciting for many is the long teased ability to upload custom Gamerpics, Club profile pics, and Club backgrounds. You'll be able to upload your own photos via the console, a Windows 10 PC, or through the Xbox App on smartphones. Such pics will be subject to the Xbox Live Code of Conduct to prevent inappropriate imagery from popping up.
This update also introduces co-streaming, allowing up to four friends to join a single broadcast.
The organisers of a big, upcoming Killer Instinct tournament have banned teabagging - a decision that's sparked a vociferous debate within the fighting game community.
Microsoft has revealed its four Games with Gold free offerings for Xbox Live Gold subscribers in January.
Xbox One titles include tower-defence ARPG hybrid World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap, which will be available for the entirety of the month, along with fighting game Killer Instinct Season 2 Ultra Edition, which will be available from 16th January through 15th February.
Xbox 360 players, or those using the Xbox One's nifty backwards compatibility feature, will receive Double Fine's platforming adventure The Cave from 1st-15th January, while the second half of the month will replace this with Rayman Oranges.
Sony's former indie game guru Adam Boyes has joined Killer Instinct and Divekick developer Iron Galaxy Studios as its CEO.
Eyedol is the final character to be added to PC and Xbox One fighting game Killer Instinct Season 3.
Microsoft's put out a survey for Killer Instinct that gives us an idea of potential new guest characters.
Hot on the heels of the addition of Arbiter from Halo and Rash from Battletoads to fighting game Killer Instinct comes word that General RAAM from Gears of War is set to make a playable appearance.
Killer Instinct Season 3 arrives 29th March on both Xbox One and Windows 10, Microsoft has announced.
In it are eight fighters although only four available at launch. They are Rash from Battletoads, Arbiter from Halo, Tusk and Kim Wu. There are embedded videos of the fighters' Ultra combos over on the Killer Instinct website (it's running slowly at the moment).
Price and pre-purchase options for Season 3 are to be confirmed.
Microsoft's released a video, below, showing off Arbiter from Halo in Killer Instinct.
Online retail giant Amazon has announced its own free game engine, Lumberyard, which is based on CryEngine.
Available immediately, the software allows for development on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Twitch integration is also supported and mobile support is incoming.
Key to the whole idea is Lumberyard's hookup to Amazon Web Services, which comes baked in to the service (thanks, Gamasutra).
Microsoft has teased a guest character for fighting game Killer Instinct: Arbiter from Halo.
Killer Instinct will headline Microsoft's January Games with Gold offering of free games for Xbox Live Gold subscribers.
Xbox One fighting game Killer Instinct gets a new character in December: Shadow Jago.
Rash from Battletoads has joined fighting game Killer Instinct.
Microsoft's Xbox boss Phil Spencer has confirmed fighting game Killer Instinct for PC. It had been only available on Xbox One.
"We're going to bring Killer Instinct to the PC," he said at the PC Gaming Show this evening.
Spencer went on to say that people will be able to play on PC and then on console, "play back and forth". Presumably he means cross-platform play.
Shadow Jago will finally become a proper playable character in Xbox One fighting game Killer Instinct.
This week fighting game Killer Instinct gets a new character: Cinder.
Killer Instinct developer Iron Galaxy revealed a new character for its Xbox One exclusive character, with an eerie looking Japanese fighter joining the fray before the full release of Season Two.
Tomorrow, Riptor is added to the roster of playable characters in Xbox One fighting game Killer Instinct.
Xbox boss Phil Spencer has responded to questions around Sony's eye-catching deal to make Street Fighter 5 a PlayStation 4 console exclusive.
Xbox One fighting game Killer Instinct gets a new playable character on Monday, 24th November.
Killer Instinct: Season 2's third playable character has been revealed as Kan-Ra, a 2534-year-old Babylonian sorcerer.
A series of new details have emerged regarding Killer Instinct's second season, which is launching on Xbox One on 15th October.
As reported on the Xbox News Wire, developer Iron Galaxy's follow-up to Double Helix's fighting game reboot will introduce eight new characters in a revolving rotation of free-to-play fighters. The cast includes returning Killer Instinct cast members like TJ Combo and Maya along with robot dinosaur Riptor and man-on-fire Cinder. There will also be new characters including "an ancient Babylonian sorcerer, an avenging ghost, [and] a battle-hardened war golem," in addition to a completely unannounced fighter.
Beyond adding new fighters, Iron Galaxy is rebalancing the cast of Season One, improving the interface to allow faster character selection and stat tracking, and adding a new progression system allowing players to level up individual characters and tailor their appearance.
Killer Instinct Season Two will arrive on 15th October, Microsoft Studios has announced.
Developed by Divekick studio Iron Galaxy, Killer Instinct's second season will feature eight new characters, with TJ Combo and Maya leading the pack. It will also include new game modes and a overhauled interface.
As with the first season of Killer Instinct, this will be a free-to-play offering, but you pay to keep characters permanently unlocked. Otherwise you have to play as whichever character is free at the moment. TJ Combo will be the first of these for Season Two.
A retail version of Double Helix's Killer Instinct reboot is coming to Xbox One on 23rd September, Microsoft has announced.
A listing for Killer Instinct Classic 2 on Xbox One has appeared on a Korean ratings board (via NeoGAF).
Killer Instinct Season Two starts this autumn, Microsoft has announced - and boxer TJ Combo will be the first free new character.
Killer cyborg Fulgore has been added to Xbox One exclusive fighting game Killer Instinct as part of a new update.
The update also includes the long-awaited arcade mode and eight-player lobbies, Killer Instinct Central reports.
Fulgore, who first appeared in the 1994 Killer Instinct, bumps the roster of playable characters up to eight. Fulgore is free to download for season pass owners or costs a couple of quid.
Last month Killer Instinct developer Double Helix was purchased by Amazon, leaving the free-to-play Xbox One-exclusive fighting game's fate in the balance. Microsoft said that a new studio would be coming on board to continue its development as new content is introduced, and it turns out that developer is none other than Iron Galaxy, the fine folks who made minimalist fighter Divekick as well as Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike Online Edition.
Amazon's new gaming and media controller has been revealed online in a new set of photos.
Microsoft has moved to reassure Killer Instinct players that it intends to support the game despite Amazon buying its developer.
Sabrewulf out, Thunder in - the free Killer Instinct character has changed.
Killer Instinct developer Double Helix has released screenshots showing off the design of Spinal, due to be added to the fighting game's roster this month.
Xbox One-exclusive free-to-play fighting game Killer Instinct has received its first major update to go along with its free trial character, Jago, getting replaced with the ferocious furry Sabrewulf.
As detailed on developer Double Helix's forums, the version 1.1 update fixes loads of issues with the game, like save data getting deleted when signing in with Kinect.
Additionally, the ranking system has been retooled to accommodate a playing field consisting of more high level players. Now you can actually lower your rank by trying to tackle high level players and losing, while you can also grind to a higher status by taking out a lot of lower level players, as explained in the chart below. For the full list of changes, head on over to the Double Helix's forums.
Modders have managed to unlock mouse and keyboard support on Xbox One - as well as the use of pretty much any other kind of controller.
The launch trailer for Xbox One exclusive fighting game Killer Instinct has confirmed that Fulgore, the eighth character in the roster of season one, will be available in March 2014.
The Xbox One launches with a number of games available to download. Now the embargo on the console itself has lifted, we learn each title's install size and price in pounds.
At the time of publication prices for all but a few games are available.
First, the big list of Xbox One launch games (if the size and/or price isn't listed, it was unavailable for us - this will of course change for you when the console launches on Friday 22nd November).
Microsoft will re-release the original Killer Instinct as part of the new Killer Instinct in two flavours.
Xbox One free-to-play fighter Killer Instinct won't receive it's single-player campaign, Arcade Mode, until all of Season One is released.
An unknown number of Xbox Live subscribers have received an email from Microsoft that offers them a full copy of Xbox One digital launch title Killer Instinct on 22nd November.
Xbox One exclusive Killer Instinct is a fighting game and so it has an official arcade stick. And here it is.
Come on, you knew we'd have both! We're very happy today to finally let you know that Xbox One will be playable at the Eurogamer Expo this year.
UPDATE: Now that the Xbox One release date has been announced retailers like ShopTo and GAME have begun taking pre-orders.
There are several bundle options available. The Day One Edition of Xbox One already comes with a digital copy of FIFA 14, a commemorative controller, wired headset, wireless controller and HDMI cable. Additionally, Shopto has bundles that include Battlefield 4 and £15 of Xbox Live credit for £489.85; a copy of Forza Motorsport 5 and a year subscription of Xbox Live Gold for £499.85; Dead Rising 3 with the same Gold subscription for £519.85; or a second wireless controller with a year-long Gold subscription for £504.85.
Curiously, both Game and Amazon have a listings for an Xbox One Day One Edition that includes Forza Motorsport 5 instead of FIFA 14 for the same standard price of £429.99. My hunch is that this isn't a proper Day One edition, but rather the standard Xbox One with Forza included in lieu of FIFA, but I'm following up with Microsoft to see if this is the case. More on that when I hear back.
Xbox One launch title Killer Instinct is "the world's most generous demo", Microsoft has said.
Xbox One's free-to-play fighter Killer Instinct will be available at the console's launch with up to six characters, depending on how many you buy.
Kinect will aid local tournament play with fighting game Killer Instinct, Microsoft has said.
At the Evo 2013 fighting game tournament Microsoft showed off a new trailer for Killer Instinct, revealing Glacius and teasing Chief Thunder.
Killer Instinct is a free download for Xbox One that comes with Jago - but you have to pay for more characters.
NEW UPDATE: It's emerged from last night's Microsoft showcase that Killer Instinct will be a digital release available on day one - and that it will be free-to-play. Jago will be the only character available in the free version, with others unlockable for an as-yet-undisclosed price, as reported by IGN.
UPDATE: The developer of the new Killer Instinct game is Double Helix.
Double Helix is the US developer of Silent Hill: Homecoming, Front Mission Evolved, the Green Lantern and Battleship games.