Microsoft’s 2013 fighter Killer Instinct has enjoyed somewhat of a resurgence over the past week thanks to a Twitch tournament that attracted 43,000 viewers at its peak, and Microsoft is reportedly interested in making a sequel.
There’s just one problem – no developers are currently available to make it, at least according to Rand al Thor 19 and Windows Central editor Jez Corden on the latest episode of the Xbox Two podcast.
Here’s what Rand al Thor 19 had to say about the situation during the episode:
“I know Microsoft wants to do Killer Instinct, it’s not like they didn’t want there to be a sequel, it’s just that they had nobody to make it, at least that’s what I was told.”
Corden also went on to acknowledge that he’s heard similar information from his sources:
“I was told that there’s just not a developer available to make the game.”
Killer Instinct was originally rebooted by Double Helix back in 2013, but the company has since been acquired by Amazon Game Studios, while subsequent Killer Instinct developer Iron Galaxy has spent the majority of the past few years working on ports of major titles, such as the Spyro Reignited Trilogy for PC and Overwatch for Nintendo Switch.
It remains to be seen whether Microsoft will eventually be able to get another developer on board to bring back Killer Instinct once again, but if this week’s Twitch tournament was any indication, it seems there’s plenty of demand for it.
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