EXCLUSIVE: New Killer Instinct Is Episodic, Digital Only, And Pre-Order Exclusive Shadow Jago

It would appear that the new Killer Instinct is going to be digital only and possibly episodic. I came across this information on accident when looking in places to pre-order the console. I checked on Gamestop’s website where there is a Kinect Sports: Rivals bundle available and this is what is in the product description…

Make the most of Xbox One by adding a Day One Xbox Live Gold membership and play the digital game, Killer Instinct: Round One, with the exclusive Shadow Jago character.

So there you go. That description not only gives a name to the game, Killer Instinct: Round One, but also claims it is completely digital as well as revealing that there is a pre-order exclusive shadow version of the character Jago.

I don’t know what Microsoft’s thinking is with this game and I’m really not sure I like it. Not fully developed by Rare and testing the water with some new approach? Must they always do something different with classic and beloved franchises? And must they always be Rare’s?

So what are your thoughts on this? Does it upset you or do you need more details before making judgement? Share your thoughts in the comments below!