Killer Instinct: Xbox One season pass confirmed, paid fight roster discussed

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 12:02 GMT By Dave Cook

Killer Instinct has received a bit of flack since it was announced for Xbox One, mainly because it’s now a free-to-play game that charges players for additional character. Everyone gets Jago for free, but developer Double Helix Games has argued that the game’s fight roster has been kept small because gamers don’t want a lot of fighters.

Speaking with Polygon, Microsoft producer Torin Rettig said “Most fighting games that come out are disc based games where you get a huge cast of awesome characters, but it is a massive cast. “Some games have anywhere between 30, 40, even 50 characters. And in reality, most players don’t play that many characters.

“You just only have so much time to get good at so many characters. So we wanted to take that into consideration and release the game in a way that took that into consideration and allowed players to get in and play the game at the level that they want to play it.”

The game will charge you for new characters, but Rettig confirmed that Killer Instinct will offer a one-off season pass fee for all content on offer. No pricing has been revealed.

What do you make of the above. I know as a big Street Fighter and Marvel Vs Capcom fan I love big rosters, but I’m just one bloke. Let us know what you think below.

Thanks MCV.

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