Garden Warfare will support four-player co-op, with up to 24 players in various competitive modes. It will launch first for Xbox One, sometime next year, for $39.99, and will release later on PC and Xbox 360 for $29.99. The pricing is a big part of PopCap’s strategy for the game, creative director Justin Wiebe tells Shacknews. Garden Warfare will be “relatively inexpensive compared to other games on the platform.”
“PopCap’s had really good success around lower to mid-tier priced games,” Wiebe said.
PopCap seems interested in taking a page from the Plants vs. Zombies 2 playbook by offering continued support for the game through DLC.
“We definitely want to build on the game once it’s launched,” said creative director Justin Wiebe. “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.”
It’s not yet known whether Plants vs. Zombies 2, which launched as a free-to-play title on iOS devices last month, will support free or paid DLC, so it’s hard to know how Garden Warfare will handle post-launch content. PopCap announced new levels, based in the far future, for Plants vs. Zombies 2 at Gamescom last month.
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