Killer Instinct and Gears of War will be crossing over to PC in early 2016 according to Phil Spencer, Xbox head

Killer Instinct and Gears of War Ultimate Edition were confirmed as Windows 10 releases during this years E3 but not a single peep was said about their potential release date.

Now, in a twitter response of all things, Xbox head Phil Spencer announced that the Killer Instinct and Gears of War will be making their transition to PC relatively early in 2016. Here's the full quote:

"Haven't announced dates yet but won't be too far into 2016."

Yeah, I'll be the first one to say its not much to go on but that's information straight from the top and if Spencer feels bold enough to make such claims the games are probably rapidly approaching release. Its also worth mentioning that with Killer Instinct any purchases you made on the Xbox will carry over to the PC and it will actually have cross platform play with the Xbox One version, something I haven't seen Microsoft allow since the old Shadowrun game.

Microsoft has been saying how they'll "totally focus on the PC" for the better part of a decade but now, it actually seems like they might mean it with two of their biggest franchises crossing the boundaries between console and PC. Nothing was ever said about Halo, despite it being spotted in Steam files a few years back, but who knows, maybe this new Microsoft might port even their flagship title.

As always, if anything new comes up I'll keep you updated.