Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition comes to Windows 10 with Xbox Play Anywhere

Killer Instinct
Killer Instinct (Image credit: Microsoft)

Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition is now available (opens in new tab) to play on Windows 10. The game even supports Microsoft's Xbox Play Anywhere program, so if you play it on Xbox One already, you'll be able to carry your progress over and cross-play between platforms.

Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition was previously exclusive to Xbox One, and it includes all 26 playable characters from each season of the game. You'll also be able to fight across 20 destructible stages and check out monthly ranked challenges. Of course, just like the Xbox One version, you can also earn a fair share of achievements.

Interested? If so, you can pick up Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition for Windows 10 for $40 at the Windows Store now.

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  • Lol, my game backlog is killing me ;p
  • You guys know if KI 1 & 2 are playable on PC as well? The details in the Store make it sound like they're only available on Xbox One.
  • Hmmm you're right, that wording is a bit odd. I would assume they'd be playable on PC since that is indeed a part of the Definitive Edition. But the wording and Play Anywhere sort of muddle that.
  • Probably only on Xbox, like how the class gears games are Xbox only even though they come with a play anywhere game (Gears 4)
  • KI has been playable on pc for a while now. It was one of the first games to be playable on pc after buying on Xbox. I actually have season 1 & 2.
  • He meant the classic arcade versions of KI1 and 2 that are included with the XBO version of the "new" KI game
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