Killer Instinct 'World's Most Generous Demo'


Microsoft have described their upcoming Xbox One title, Killer Instinct as the ‘World’s most generous Demo’.

Ken Lobb, creative director of first-party published Xbox One game has also stated that the game is not free-to-play in the traditional sense as players can buy extra characters in the game.

Speaking to Eurogamer, Ken Lobb stated:

I just want to get as many people playing as I can, Some people are like, ‘oh, free-to-play.’ No. It’s not free-to-play. What is free-to-play? It’s a thing you really can’t ever own at all. Day one, if you want to buy our game, buy it. You own it. There’s no grind for little coins that unlock things later. None of that.

The free part is, day one, you can download Jago for free and you get the whole game with Jago. The story mode comes later, but you get his full tutorial, full practice mode and you can go online and play against everybody. So you have the full game with just Jago. Then if you decide you like Thunder for example, you can buy Thunder for five bucks or equivalent. Maybe that’s all you want, so why should you have to pay forty bucks? Just pay five and then you have Thunder.

If you buy the $40 pack, there are a couple of other little things you’ll be able to buy, but you’re done. It’s not like there’s some buy coins to unlock thing. That’s why I’ve always said this is not a free-to-play game.

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