"Weird" Plants vs. Zombies Shooter Coming To PlayStation In August, Runs at 1080p/60fps on PS4

EA confirms that PopCap's Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare will launch August 19 across PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4; game has now sold over 1 million copies.

One day after teasing that Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, PopCap's "weird" FPS, would be coming to PlayStation consoles, publisher Electronic Arts has now made it official. EA announced today that Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare will be available on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 on August 19. The company also added that the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions have together sold over 1 million copies.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare runs on the Frostbite 3 engine, the same technology that powers games like Battlefield 4 and Need for Speed: Rivals, and runs in 1080p at 60fps on PS4. It originally launched in February for Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and it comes to PC next month.

Producer Brian Lindley said in a statement that Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare players have so far already "vanquished" more than 400 million plants and zombies. "We can't wait for PlayStation gamers to add to this total," he said.

PlayStation gamers can preorder Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare today to receive two digital card packs and PlayStation-exclusive customization packs for characters in the form of Hat Packs based on Sony's franchises like Ratchet & Clank, Sly Cooper, and Fat Princess. The game also supports Remote Play, meaning you can start playing on PS3 or PS4 and then move to PlayStation Vita without interruption.

The PlayStation 4 version of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare will also support split-screen multiplayer and Boss Mode, which was previously available exclusively on Xbox One. It also includes all previously released DLC, like the Garden Variety and Zomboss Down expansions.

EA added microtransactions to Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare in April. For more on Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, be sure to read GameSpot's review.

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Wintereich
Wintereich

Can't wait, loved this game on the 360, now I can play the better version on my PS4! :D

Tiger_Ali
Tiger_Ali

This is just a bland shooter in my opinion, I wouldn't pick up this sh@t no matter what. Who cares if it performs better on the ps4 stop porting crappy Xbox 3 games....more fresh games please!

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

How is this game "weird"? And how is this game an FPS? (@DarkNeoBahamut )

Veenox
Veenox

Why the hell would you put your DAMN opinion in the TITLE!! Seriously someone teach Eddie some effing JOURNALISM!

bicepsul
bicepsul

@Veenox It's not his opinion, the game has been reffered to as "weird" in many more articles, almost all articles where it was mentioned, therefore the quotes.

TheExxorcist
TheExxorcist

This whole console wars is lame... I'm an avid Sony guy, hands down... but both systems will have a huge install base, differences are Sony has the upper hand on performance, MS has the upper on Marketing... that's just the way it is...

I JUST WANT GAMES!!! MORE, MORE AND MORE!!!

TheExxorcist
TheExxorcist

The game looked pretty fun honestly... I don't have an Xone (anymore...) I will have to try it out on PS4 for sure...

That being said I was never the guy to Bash the game cause it was exclusive to Xbox... regaurdless, it's looked great.

poopoohed
poopoohed

....And it'll probably run better on PS3 than on xbox one lol

joey2010
joey2010

Looks like someone in the comments section is trying TOO damn hard to convince us to play this money-grab thingy. I guess this is what EA has to do now to save face.

deathstream
deathstream

@joey2010


It is a great game.  It plays great without buying any packs.  Don't be one of those people.

DarkNeoBahamut
DarkNeoBahamut

we need more comments about the game not being a FPS

SolidTy
SolidTy

Another timed deal runs out, oh me oh my, am I surprised. 

Looks like that shelved copy for PS4 is being used by EA now, but too bad late ports don't usually sell well.

skiggy34
skiggy34

I bought this game immediately when it came out on Xbox One.  This game is highly addicting and is one of the best games out right now...  When it comes out in August on PS4 I will get it again because the Garden Ops mode is sooooooo fun when you play with up to 4 friends....  So being able to play it with my xbox one AND PS4 friends will be awesome!!!!!  Playstation gamers are going to LOVE this game!

Blazen702
Blazen702

Funny how when this game came out all Sony fans did was bash it now they can't wait to play it. Lmfao typical fan boy BS

aquoon_0nly
aquoon_0nly

@Blazen702 none bashed this game, this wast/isnt a killer or something, people dont fight for these.

vibroknife
vibroknife

@aquoon_0nly @Blazen702 Actually, they did. A lot. Everywhere.I was in a facebook group when it happened and downshooting on the game was all there was for 2 days straight. Open your eyes.

Maize84
Maize84

@Blazen702 I bashed EA not the game.  I bashed EA for screwing over sony and place all the blame for that on Peter (SONY IS MY WHITE WHALE) Moore.  Since the ps4 launch to the moment I post this, EA hasn't released a thing for the ps4.


I still hate EA for them taking both hands and flipping me off, all the while saying they value both consoles. 


I saw the announcement for this today on the playstation youtube channel and wanted to punch the idiot that said they understand that ps4 players wanted this game, and that they get it.  (because they clearly don't get it, otherwise this would have launched on the sony consoles the same time it launched on the microsoft consoles)

Blazen702
Blazen702

This isn't a "fps" it's in 3rd person

de-astroturfer
de-astroturfer

EA trying to drum up publicity by quoting resolution figures, "hey Sony fans buy this game because its better than the xbox one version" For a game as bastardised, cheap and nasty as Plants vs Zombies garden warfare  I don't think resolution is relevant.

daikkenaurora12
daikkenaurora12

almost all articles about this game have "weird" in the headline. 

deathstream
deathstream

@daikkenaurora12


They tagline for the game is "Shooters just got weird".  The articles are referencing the fact that it is being marketed as being weird.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

It's nice to have a solid shooter that can be enjoyed as a family with the kids. This game gives you a similar game, but with an age-appropriate theme.

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

this old game? here i was thinking it was something new.

Ahiru-San
Ahiru-San

@KimCheeWarriorX a game from February is old for you? you sure would press devs hard, were you their publisher eager to play a new game eh!

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

@Ahiru-San @KimCheeWarriorX well its a lot older than a brand new game. getting tired of mostly indies, multi-platform titles, and ports of games that have been out for months to a year on other platforms. only to be released later on ps4. so where's the new stuff? (besides second son and killzone, and im talking about stuff that is actually out, not in the development stages).

wdma
wdma

lol X-bone couldn't run this cartoony game at 1080p/60fps haha 

Ahiru-San
Ahiru-San

@wdma and who cared? looks amazing on my 55" anyways…

skiggy34
skiggy34

@wdma It really doesnt matter.  I believe the xbox one version is 900p @ 60 fps.  It looks great on xbox one and it will look great on ps4.  This game is all about fun factor........  I have played this game more than any other game out next gen so far.....  Very fun!!!

origkillmachine
origkillmachine

Really enjoying this game. One of the ones that has kept me coming back. Tons of fun, surprisingly deep, and lots of uncheckables. PS only gamers will enjoy.

atopp399
atopp399

It is nice when they don't have to develop to the lowest common denominator (Xbox One).

Zombrex
Zombrex

Played it on the X1. Not impressed. Then again, I don't enjoy tower defense games anyway.

Hurvl
Hurvl

IT'S A TPS! IT'S A TPS! IT'S A TPS! NOT AN FPS! NOT AN FPS! NOT AN FPS!


So, there, now that I have got that out of my must-correct-everything-that's-incorrect-system, I can go on with my life.

Ahiru-San
Ahiru-San

@xx_soul4eva_xx you will have great fun on PS4, if I hadn't gotten it already on X1, that'd keep my PS4 busy for sure… it's been lacking games like this…


heck if it had multiplatform cross-play, I'd get the PS4 version just to play online when friends came over… (like the PS3 and PS4 DC Universe cross-play)

Ahiru-San
Ahiru-San

@spartanx169x @xx_soul4eva_xx @Ahiru-San we all have, and we agree… this game is not our typical "EA" game…


even still, people here that likes to bash EA and goes ranting about "I hate EA, I don't buy EA games… blablabla", I bet they all have a bunch of EA games, mostly like -- to say the least -- Need for Speed series or Fifa Soccer….

LittleMac19
LittleMac19

EA: "I love DLC, you love DLC"


No EA it's only you.

chippiez
chippiez

@aquoon_0nly @LittleMac19 I love my Xbox and WatchDogs and Wolfy, but damn, I'll be glad I bought that 200$ refurb 32G WiiU tomorrow when MK8 comes out.  That and Super Mario 3d World alone can justify a 200 dollar expenditure on hardware.  They're legendary.