Jago free at launch in Killer Instinct, Double Helix aiming to feature other free characters in the future

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • August 27, 2013 at 12:19 p.m. PDT
Jago free at launch in Killer Instinct, Double Helix aiming to feature other free characters in the future Updated: Lead producer Michael Willette has informed EventHubs that the plan to change up which character is playable for free, has not yet been finalized. Double Helix Games is aiming to swap Jago out as the free character, in exchange for different fighters on the roster, down the road. Details on that front are not yet available, but we will keep you updated as we learn more.


Since the announcement of Killer Instinct at E3 earlier this year, we've known that players will have the option to download the game free of charge, with one playable character: Jago. Since then, fans grew concerned that this may result in too many Jago players online, leading to a less enjoyable online experience.

In order to combat this issue, Microsoft will be switching out which character is available to play for free, periodically. Jago will be the first free character, and after three months, a different character will replace him.

Killer Instinct Creative Director Ken Lobb stated that swapping out the free character every so often will allow players to sample more than just Jago and will keep people playing free of charge for years.
Additionally, Microsoft will employ a League of Legends style system for switching out the character that is free to play at any given time. Jago will be free at launch, but around three months later he will be switched out for another character. "So in that sense you can play for free over years and sample more than just Jago," Lobb said.
If you're looking to go a different route and purchase all 8 characters right out of the gate, you can check out all of the pricing information for Killer Instinct, right here.

Source: Eurogamer. Tip by dezeray112.
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