And another Windows Store exclusive bites the dust. The official Killer Instinct Twitter account confirmed the free-to-play fighter will be leaving its Windows 10 padded cell and will be available on Steam later this year.
Developer Iron Galaxy has said it will have plenty more to say about the Steam version of Killer Instinct soon. Based on previous games that have made the jump, expect cross-platform play with console users to be off the cards, and, I suspect, Steam players won’t be able to play with Windows Store users either.
Anyway, what we're starting to see here is a pattern developing. Patience is the key, but eventually, Microsoft's first-party exclusives are making their way over to Steam. So far we've had Quantum Break, Ryse: Son of Rome, and Dead Rising 4, so hopefully this is something which can continue. I'd imagine this comes down to straight economics - the games are perhaps underperforming on the Windows Store, and a Steam release invites in an entirely new audience.