The free-to-play game’s arrival on the PC ushers in Microsoft’s latest attempt at cross-platform gaming which means those playing Killer Instinct on the Xbox One can now do battle with foes on the PC.
If you already have the game on Xbox One and have purchased in-game extras, Microsoft recommends launching that version to grab the latest update before playing the PC version as all purchases and saved progress will carry over to the PC.
It’s worth pointing out that the PC version can run the game to match whatever hardware you have. If your machine is loaded with the latest and greatest and you have a capable monitor, 4K is certainly possible and would no doubt look gorgeous.
I should also point out that Killer Instinct is only offered on the PC through the Windows Store (you won’t find it on Steam, for example). And remember, you’ll need to be running Windows 10 as older Microsoft operating systems aren’t supported.
Killer Instinct is the first of what we hope will be many more cross-platform titles to come. Next week, Microsoft plans to launch Quantum Break simultaneously on the Xbox One and PC and we’ve heard rumors that Forza Motorsport 6, Gears of War 4 and others will also get the cross-platform treatment.