Updated: Possible Killer Instinct Season 4 inbound? Microsoft Studios is holding a live steam next week that 'you'll want to tune into'

I'm really trying not to get my hopes up...

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • July 23, 2018 at 11:04 a.m. PDT

Updated 11:03 a.m. PDT, Mon. July 23, 2018: The Killer Instinct Twitter account has confirmed that no big announcements related to the game are slated for the live stream tomorrow. We also learned that Partner Creative Director at Microsoft Studios and creator of the Killer Instinct series Ken Lobb, as well as Design Director & eSports Lead for Killer Instinct, James "DJames" Goddard, will be guests on the show.

Earlier: Killer Instinct Season 3 saw its release back in March 2016. The Xbox One reboot of Rare's classic fighting franchise was well received in the fighting game community, and continues to have a dedicated competitive scene to this day.

Once the game's third season wrapped up, fans were left wanting more. But with a roster totaling 29 characters — with guests like Battletoads' Rash, Halo's Arbiter, and Gears of War's General RAAM even entering the battle — several new modes added, and all kinds of unlockable colors and accessories, it seemed as though it was time for developers Iron Galaxy and Microsoft Studios to move on.

It's been a while since we've heard of any new developments on the Killer Instinct front, however, the game's official Twitter account sent out an interesting tweet this week.

Apparently, Microsoft Studios will be holding a live stream on July 24th that is set to focus on Killer Instinct. The next episode of the Microsoft Studios Live show will feature KI and is expected to kick off at 12 p.m. PDT / 3 p.m. EDT that day.

"Hey KI fans, save the date and time: You'll want to tune into the next @MSStudiosBlog #MicrosoftStudiosLIVE Show on Tuesday July 24th at 12:00pm Pacific! This episode is all about your favorite fighting game and has some killer guests lined up!" the tweet reads.

The Microsoft Studios Live show is one where Microsoft games are showcased and we see discussions with these games' developers. Considering Killer Instinct has been on the market for over five years now, it's certainly interesting to see it as a feature on the show.


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Naturally, our minds go straight to a potential Killer Instinct Season 4. Fans have wanted to see another season since the third one ended, though another installment's roster would have to consist of all new characters and guests considering every legacy Killer Instinct character is already in the game.

Another possibility is an entirely new Killer Instinct game, essentially a sequel to the 2013 reboot. With the current game being a launch title for the Xbox One, there's room for a brand new entry that takes advantage of the technological advances the hardware has made since its initial launch.

This is all speculation, of course, and it's best if we don't set our hopes too high.

All I can say is, please let it be more Killer Instinct! With virtually every other fighting game series seeing representation on the market right now, it's time Killer Instinct got a fresh batch of content.

What do you think we'll see during Tuesday's stream? Let us know in the comment below.

Update sent in by Captain_Fire_Feet.

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