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Killer Instinct Revival Idea Came From Microsoft, Says Double Helix

Siliconera: "Interestingly, the idea to bring Killer Instinct back came from Microsoft." (Killer Instinct, Xbox One)

Mr_Nuts  +   900d ago
I don't think Double Helix have made anything good during their time, it's like handing something to Slant Six.

I'd say it will get the benefit of the doubt just because it's KI though

I just can't believe with such a popular title and with how much money MS has they decide to get these guys to develop it, I mean fair enough out source the IP to another developer but not a crap one, it shows such disrespect to the franchise.
NYC_Gamer  +   900d ago
I don't know why MS would trust Double Helix with KI in the first place.
Who should they trust RARE??

lol it's not the same rare dude.

SO M$ wants u to pay per character.
First time I ever seen that.

Also I hate the art direction but that is just me.

jago looks weird.

Plus u pay to play f2p's.

I am glad planetside 2 & DCUO doesn't need psn+

will be my first shooter if I don't get a day one game.
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zeal0us  +   900d ago
Honestly Double Helix would've been one of the last developers I would trust with a game.

I would rather MS hand the project to a developer with experience with fighting games. NetherRealm would've my number one choice. Unless MS would've got all the people back from the old Rare team that left to do the project.
Lemonoid  +   900d ago

"SO M$ wants u to pay per character.
First time I ever seen that."

Wrong! Get your facts straight.

"In particular a few rather important notes were made, the first thing mentioned was that there was a small misconception with the game being free-to-play. While the game is a launch title for the Xbox One, fans will be able to purchase the full game on it's release. There will also be a demo which comes with Jago as playable character where you can play all of the game's modes including online mutliplayer."

A Demo where i can play the full game with one character and online? cool.
Intentions  +   900d ago
I think Rare is co-developing, or at least overseeing it. But yeah, they should of just got Rare to develop it, seeing as they have multiple teams.

Anyway, hope KI turns out well.
jc48573  +   900d ago
terrible developer
DxTrixterz  +   900d ago
No not the developer but the console that it is being developed for. If they hope to get any sales they really need to make Killer Instinct multiplatform game.
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Fireseed  +   900d ago
New first party creation method, buy a studio that does relative shit, and higher key individuals. Plus everyone who's played it has had nothing but high praise. Especially the high tier fighting game pros.
Loki86  +   900d ago
This isn't the same double helix team, they merged three companies all which have fighting game experience. Everything I have seen from this game looks great, shame I'm not buying an X1 anymore.
Ipunchbabiesforfun  +   900d ago
This is almost as bad as when we all clamored for Mortal Kombat and they gave us Mortal Kombat VS DC instead
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DragonKnight  +   900d ago
No it didn't. It came from Killer Instinct fans who were screaming out about it at the top of their lungs for years while Microsoft were content to let Rare desolve into a Kinect shovelware developer.
optimus  +   900d ago
i think microsft saw how much the fans wanted it and wanted to see just how much they are willing to pay for can they make this game worse? by charging $5 per character...of course they'll give their "positive spin" on their screw up by saying:

"We believe traditional fighting games have many characters people don't use and they usually stick to 2-3 characters anyway so paying full price for a game seemed like a waste of money, now we give you the option, you don't HAVE to buy every character."

(i should apply for a marketing job at microsoft)

at this point it really wouldn't surprise me if they said that.
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DangerousDAN  +   900d ago
I'm kinda' glad Killer Instinct is back, but I don't like the way the game looks. I seriously believed it was Street Fighter I was looking at the first time I saw it.
KI always had a more realistic tone to their art style -- both characters and backgrounds. That was a bit of its appeal (to me, at least). The art of KI was sort of in between that of Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter: not too realistic, not extremely animated. This KI's art style just looks a bit too much like Street Fighter.
The Jago ultra combo video I saw wasn't very impressive either. I looked at KI Gold Jago's ultra combo afterwards -- to refresh my memory and compare -- and that seemed more spectacular to me still. Maybe I'm judging too hastily, but I'm not as impressed as I thought I'd be.
Daver  +   900d ago
feel the same,

Its called Killer Instinct but it doesnt have the soul of the old games.
tarbis  +   900d ago
The demo on E3 looked nice but the business model is far worst than Tekken Revolution.
Loki86  +   900d ago
You can buy a full digital release, the demo is the full game with one character, where to save money you can just purchase the characters you want. So tired of people saying this is a F2P business model.
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tarbis  +   900d ago
It still is no matter how you try to deny or spin it.
grimmweisse  +   900d ago
At least give it to a competent developer!
mydyingparadiselost  +   900d ago
Since Double Helix is working on it the game should now be called...
Killer Instinct:Homecoming!
ironmonkey  +   900d ago
They should of stuck with the clay like style.
Welcome2Die  +   900d ago
The funniest thing is people thinking the game is gonna be good.

Its gonna be about as good as the new Goldeneye, all nostalgia.
PS3gamer4life  +   900d ago
Ki looks bad imo

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