Killer Instinct and Project Spark free-to-play on Xbox One

Newly revealed Xbox One titles Killer Instinct and Project Spark will reportedly be free-to-play games supported by microtransactions. Both will also be launch day, digital-only releases.

IGN reports that Killer Instinct will launch with just a single playable fighter, Jago, and that additional characters will be available to buy for yet-be-announced prices. The debut gameplay trailer featured Glacius, Sabrewulf and Jago. Rare and Double Helix are working in tandem to bring the combo-crazy fighter to the next generation.

Meanwhile, Videogamer reports that world building game Project Spark will also be free-to-play but supported by DLC. Part Minecraft, part LittleBigPlanet, Microsoft describes it as “an open-world digital canvas that enables anyone to build, play and share whatever they can imagine and create in the game”.

To catch up on all the Xbox One news from Microsoft’s E3 show last night, check out our Xbox One E3 2013 press conference recap and highlights.