The struggle of Killer Instinct could be back again. The last installment we received from the series was Killer Instinct Season 3 in 2016; and Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition later that year. The reports start this week noting that there would be a new game in development “active” on Xbox , after the company indicated that they were willing to continue with this franchise … as long as they found “the right way” to do it .
XboxEra co-founder Nick Baker has been in charge of giving these new details in the most recent episode of his podcast. After having stated that Bloodborne could receive a sequel and a remastering from Bluepoint, he has also taken the opportunity to share what he knows about the next steps of the Killer Instinct saga according to what his sources report.
In this way Baker maintains that, although he does not know which studio is in charge of the project, it seems that a new Killer Instinct game is in “active development” . This means that whoever is in charge means that Microsoft has already found a development studio to take over. Iron Galaxy, which handled the second and third seasons of the 2013 game, already indicated earlier in the year that they were keen to return. However, Baker has pointed out that it is not Iron Galaxy who is behind this new title .
“It’s about finding the right team and the right opportunity , “ said Phil Spencer, head of the Xbox house, when the possibility of bringing Killer Instinct back was discussed . Matt Booty, director of Xbox Game Studios, also addressed at the time the question of returning to this franchise: “It has been a few years, but I was lucky to work with the team that rebooted Killer Instinct, ” he said. “That really came about because there was energy and passion for it. Those are the scenarios that I love.”
Given these words and what was said by Baker, it seems that Spencer and Booty would have found the right team to take the reins of Killer Instinct once again. For the moment, and as always happens with this type of information, we will have to wait for official sources to confirm it.