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Xbox Killer Instinct

Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by zenith16, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    They were under terrible management at the beginning of this gen and the end of the old one, having pretty much given up on exclusives as the way to go. Hopefully Spencer makes sure all existing assets are fully utilised next gen.
     
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    Hope springs eternal!! :super:
     
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    I’m going to be really happy even if we just make it to the end of this rotation of beating 6 different characters with each character. Given how long it takes over multiple sessions it will feel like quite an achievement!
     
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    It's good they are still thinking about it. Really hope they can find a developer for it. Though I wonder why they can't just use the same dev that worked on the last KI? That would seem like the most logical choice to me.
     
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    Do you mean Double Helix or Iron Galaxy? Double Helix made the game but then got bought out by Amazon to suffer and die. Iron Galaxy did the season 2 and 3 updates and I hope they are capable of doing a new whole KI game from scratch at the same quality. There have been reports that they might be up for it. There are very few fighting game devs out there unfortunately and almost all of those already have their plates full with major franchises. They take very specialist skills to create with less crossover than working across other different genres. This is one reason why so many want Microsoft to go after Netherrealm.
     
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    Yeah. I was talking about Iron Galaxy. Hopefully they can do the sequel or else MS can find another 1st party studio to handle it.

    And if MS acquires Netherrealm, that would help shore up their fighting game standing.

    But they really need to do something with KI. That should be their flagship exclusive fighting game franchise, just like Smash Bros is to Nintendo.
     
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    Yeah, it’s a must. It’s a really good game too despite it being a very limited launch. By the end it had loads of good characters and features. I’m confident we’ll get a KI announced within a few years though. If Iron Galaxy can handle it and have a gap in their schedule let them go for it. I’m glad Spencer has now spoken out confirming he wants one. I don’t want Xbox to give up the fighting game scene to PS too easily.
     
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    Yep. Plus it adds more variety to your buffet of games called Game Pass.
     
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    Fired this game up again last night and was reminded how much I enjoy it. And playing with the D-Pad on the Series X controller felt like an improvement over the the X1 controller (and especially the 360 controller).

    I really, really hope they can find a dev to work on a sequel. The 1st game lacked polish, for sure. But a sequel with more polish and a bigger budget could be ahem "Killer." ;)
     
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    A new game should be a lot better. The base game is so old now!
     
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    Some strong rumours now that Killer Instinct 2 is in active development.
     

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