Killer Instinct official artwork

These past few weeks have really been great for the fighting game scene on Steam. Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2, and King of Fighters XIV have all arrived alongside some very positive reviews, while E3 has given us the first glimpses at Dragon Ball FighterZ - a 2.5D 3v3 fighting game from the developers behind the Blaz Blue and Guilty Gear series.

If that's just not enough choices you might be interested to hear that Killer Instinct, Microsoft's big free-to-play fighting game that was supposed to get people hooked onto the Windows 10 Store, will be making its way to Steam later this year as well. All of this comes via the official Twitter account, though I'm afraid there are no details currently available.

The big questions to ask right now is whether the Steam version will have cross-play with the Windows 10 Store and Xbox One version, and will it require Windows 10 at all in order to run? If I was a betting man I would say that the Windows 10 requirement will remain given that Killer Instinct makes use of DirectX 12, but I'm not as sure about the cross-play feature. It would make sense to have it given that the large playerbase is one of Killer Instinct's biggest selling points, though I wouldn't be surprised if the developers end up going with Steamwork and 'locking' Steam users within their own community. Whatever the case may be we'll find out soon enough as more details are to follow.

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