Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is multiplayer-only

PopCap Games confirms upcoming console and PC game has no single-player, will cost $40 on Xbox One, $30 on Xbox 360 and PC.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare will be a multiplayer-only game, PopCap Games creative director Justin Wiebe told Shacknews in a new interview.

He also revealed pricing for title, confirming the Frostbite-powered third-person shooter will cost $40 on Xbox One (retail and digital) and $30 on Xbox 360 and PC. The Xbox One version features exclusive content like the Boss Mode.

Wiebe also explained that PopCap Games plans to support Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare after launch with downloadable content and various content updates.

"We definitely want to build on the game once it's launched," Wiebe said. "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 launches first on Xbox One in spring 2014, before releasing on Xbox 360 and PC later on.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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alabtrosmyster
alabtrosmyster

Oh, this is why I did not like it much, the other day EA gave it for free to PS4 owners (PS+ I think) .. I gave it a try as the game has a good reputation and some variant of tower defense can always be good... but being forced to play with others killed it for me, glad I did not pay for it!

yhap2003
yhap2003

I was going to pre-order this game for my xbox 360 and I don't have xbox membership since day one.

Now you lose me for making it ONLINE ONLY and NO SPLIT-SCREEN for xbox360!

Too bad...you guys never learn from the previous failure of ONLINE ONLY games! SAD!

FIFABSUMUS
FIFABSUMUS

best...but...only for multiplayer...WTF...PLEASE..GIVE ME SINGLE PLAYER...or...EA...L**S*R

Argle_Blargle
Argle_Blargle

My son and I loved the original game and were eagerly looking forward to the sequels, especially with his birthday not too far away.  But I don't have any Apple products.  And I don't have an online account with my Xbox 360 and never really wanted one.


Thank you, Pop Cap and EA, for leaving customers like me with no choice but to spend my money somewhere else.

edinko
edinko

This game will be just about monetization. Forced online only+ probably sickening microtransactions

jeremyc99999
jeremyc99999

Good job on cutting you potential sales in half. Always a good decision.

Chris Tucker
Chris Tucker

It doesn't! There is a thing called free speech, so I have the right to say what I want!

gr8arm
gr8arm

Well, I WAS looking forward to this. Seriously, no single player campaign? Thanks EA. Popcap, I'm going to miss you.

Mistwalk
Mistwalk

This franchise has became EA's cash cow

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

If it is MP only it shouldn't cost more than $9.99 or so.

lewser5
lewser5

that is pretty pricey for a MP game only.  $20 is what it should be and i wonder what kind of dlc it would have. 

jerusaelem
jerusaelem

I...was going to complain and then I remembered that this game looked absolutely fucking retarded anyway. Well done, EA. Carry on. 

brokenduck2
brokenduck2

EA do suck but to be fair this game won't be fun on sp anyways. I do hope you can play offline with bots tho, this is a missing feature in all games these days :(

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

Heck no.  They make PvZ2 Free2Play, and make the multiplayer only game $30-40?  Sounds like they have their business strategy reversed.

bmart970
bmart970

Well, that's slightly disappointing. I would have liked a choice of both.

Tyler Welch
Tyler Welch

I believe they already said that at E3. PC, 360, PS3, and Xbox One.

lordvulcan
lordvulcan

Lack of SP mode and that price, Forget it. Shame as it looked like it might have been fun, making it MP only is a very bad idea on the developers part (probably EA in some way too) [I'd give it a month at most before the majority of players jump ship to another game leaving only a handful of players continuing to bother. Happens all the time with things like this]

David Brown
David Brown

Dude I hate CoD just as much as you do, but even I recognise that multiplayer ONLY makes no sense for this game.

eduardscor
eduardscor

damn. I have to say, hate this.

Feedbackula GO.

Paul Smith
Paul Smith

I see so when servers close we're left with a game that becomes unplayable? no thanks i think i'll pass. Such a shame too because the first one was so much fun.

Big_Pecks
Big_Pecks

$40 for a gimped mini-game? No thanks.

Jdzspace
Jdzspace

well, now i feel a lot better about not being able to get this game. I don't do multiplayer, i socialize in real life, I game to escape. so thank you very much, i feel much better about not being able to play this game now. Makes me feel slightly better about my console purchasing choice. :)

ACMC85
ACMC85

Why a $10 difference? I know it said exclusive content, but doesn't seem like much. It's more like a punishing the Xboners.

IndremaLover
IndremaLover

Doesn't sound very fun being only multiplayer. 

telaros
telaros

"We do not do offline anymore."

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

I refuse to pay $30 / $40 for MP only games

MP only games should be F2P (Hawken, Path of Exile, Dota 2) 


Hurvl
Hurvl

Retail and digital cost the same, because why change the price just because the costs of getting it to the consumer has changed. I'm single and only play singleplayer games, but I can just play PvZ 1 if I want to. I haven't played that yet due to my backlog. Then there is PvZ 2, although that is F2P and I don't like that, I want access to the whole games for one price.

Algearond
Algearond

@Argle_Blargle Yah my eight year old has been dying for us to get him this but on-line only? Thanks for making sure that doesn't happen poPCap

Nightdragonist
Nightdragonist

@brokenduck2 I bet that IF they make one, It will be terrible. The story will be predictable and you will just end up shooting zombies and boss.

SP in the original PvZ is good enough. Why do bother in making the SP?

But I have to agree to the bots option

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

@ACMC85

That's how pricing on Consoles works dude.

The hardware is being subsidized, then Microsoft (Sony / Nintendo) takes $10 profit from every games.