Take your pick: 4-person co-op or 24-player online, but Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is multiplayer only. Looks like you’ll need some company if you want to spend sometime in the agricultural trenches.
Garden Warfare was a surprise reveal at E3 this year, taking PopCap‘s super-popular tower-defence game and morphing it into an impressive third-person shooter. It’s the studio’s most ambitious title to date, drawing inspiration from shooters across the board.
But it’s not completely ignoring its pedigree – creative director Justin Wiebe tells Shacknews that while the game will be “finished” at launch, the experience won’t end there.
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.
Wiebe also confirmed that the game is not exclusive to any one console, thanks to Microsoft now having two on the market. Garden Warfare will debut on Xbox One, as both a retail and downloadable title. Shortly after, it hits Xbox 360 and PC as a slightly cheaper option. If you want all the bells, whistles and exclusive content, you’ll want it on Xbox One, but it’s still more than playable on older hardware.
No specific timeframe for launch just yet, but Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare will hit PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One some time in 2014.