PopCap Game’s Frostbite 3 powered Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare stole our hearts at E3 this year, but we should have seen this latest wave of news coming a mile away. The game is going to be exclusively multiplayer, ruling out an expanded single player campaign for the zombies and plants to embark on.
Shacknews is reporting some good news about EA’s pricing plan, at least. The Xbox One version of Garden Warfare, with its exclusive split-screen local multiplayer and SmartGlass/Kinect support, will be available for $39.99 when it releases, saving buyers $20 off a full retail game. Is that the going price for a single player campaign these days?
Creative Director Justin Wiebe wants this to be a game that lasts beyond what single player campaign can offer.
“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.”
The PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions will run for $29.99, but will not feature any extra fancy content like the Xbox One version.
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare was built as a multiplayer game and will only work as a multiplayer game. In that case, you should enjoy it while it lasts because the user base will eventually dry up and servers will shut down, making your disc or download useless in a few years.
Stick to the Xbox One version, because then you can at least bomb around with friends on one of those fun local multiplayer nights, like a good session of Contra or Secret of Mana.