Microsoft will launch a set of eight new characters using the same payment structure currently in place for the game. As of now, Microsoft plans to allow Xbox One owners to purchase the 2013 character roster for $19.99, or alternatively at $4.99 each.
According to Lobb, Microsoft plans to continue releasing season packs of characters throughout the lifespan of Xbox One. Killer Instinct will be available as a free download at Xbox One's launch. The game will feature a rotating roster of free characters.