Killer Instinct Season 3 is out now on both Xbox One and Windows 10, and remarkably, the PC version actually works.
The 21 GB download is in the wild for anyone to grab and install. Sure, the pitfalls of the Windows 10 store are still there. Killer Instinct is locked to the storefront – and windows borderless mode – but it runs, and from what I experienced, it runs well.
I haven’t given it much time yet, but I was able to hop into a few practice matches as Sabrewolf (the free character this week) and go to town. In addition to the multiplayer, there’s quite a bit to do with the free version. All the tutorials are there, and so is the story mode for the free character of the week.
What more, the game is cross-save and cross-play, meaning anyone with a copy of the game on Xbox One can play with anyone on the PC, and any of your saves are shared between both platforms if you like to double dip.
All it all, it seems like a pretty solid package for free, and the fact that it’s not a broken mess on launch like Gears of War: Ultimate Edition was is a definite plus. Let’s hope the future cross-platform games such as Quantum Break and Forza follow a similar suit.
You just have to be willing to put up with the Windows 10 store in order to play it, which, ultimately, is a fairly small price to pay.