EA and PopCap have made quite the splash this year with Plants vs Zombies 2: It’s About Time releasing over the summer, but after the surprise announcement of their upcoming shooter based in the PvZ world, Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, it seems the company is just ready for more botanic-zombie action.
After being announced at E3 2013 earlier this year, PopCap has now announced more details on what to expect from Garden Warfare: namely, the game will not feature any single-player campaign, and instead be focused as a multiplayer-only title (Garden Warfare will support 24-player online multiplayer and four-player co-op). After previously being announced as debuting exclusively on Xbox One, PopCap also released that it will be offering Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare at a budget price point compared to other Xbox One/Xbox 360 titles: the game will launch at $39.99 (for retail and downloadable editions) for Xbox One, and will be available at $29.99 for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC when the game releases on those platforms.
Justin Wiebe, the Creative Director at PopCap Games, elaborated on the pricing and strategy for Garden Warfare in an interview with Shack News, while also detailing that PopCap plans to support the game through DLC after launch (although not mentioning whether any DLC or updates would be free or paid):
“PopCap’s had really good success around lower to mid-tier priced games. We definitely want to build on the game once it’s launched. We’re definitely taking a cue from Plants vs. Zombies 2. Using DLC and new content updates, we want to keep players engaged in the long haul.”
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare will debut on Xbox One in 2014, with releases for Xbox 360, PC, and PS3 to follow afterward.