With Double Helix Games acquired by Amazon, one might wonder what will become of Killer Instinct, the studios’ Microsoft-commissioned fighter for Xbox One. According to Microsoft, the game will continue its expansion with a new development partner.
“We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Double Helix and wish them success in their next endeavor,” a Microsoft rep told Polygon. “We want all of our loyal fans to know that the Killer Instinct team at Microsoft is not changing and that the franchise will remain with Microsoft Studios. We remain dedicated to delivering a great experience and plan to announce our new development partner soon. We’re excited about the future of this popular franchise.”
Killer Instinct launched for Xbox One on November 22, but has been receiving new character updates since. This year should bring a second season of updates, as well.