Exclusivity may be on the verge of collapse for PopCap Games' Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare according to a recent Electronic Arts' social media tease. Currently available only for PC, Xbox One and Xbox 360, we've just passed three months since the game's initial release. Three months seems like an appropriate end for an exclusivity deal to me. Assuming Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare on PlayStation platforms is an inevitability, why not launch the ports now?
As for the specific evidence we've been provided, in typical PvZ fashion, a teasery image featuring a pea shooter posing as PlayStation character Sly Cooper. Over the vegetable plant's head, a parody logo reading Fly Shooter can be read. "Shooters Just Got Weird," is the logo's subtitle, which I'd say isn't true considering shooters have been weird for quite some time now. Our final bit of evidence is the text of the EA tweet itself, "It's time for an announcement..."
Yeah, so Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is probably going to be announced for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 within the next 24 hours. As for when the exact release date of the delayed ports will be? I'd bet they're not too far off either. Come on, EA, you've got to make these teasers at least a little bit mysterious!
I've had a lot of fun with the Plants vs. Zombies shooter, but it's growing hard for me to recommend folk buy the games now that they've added microtransactions. If they were perhaps free-to-play, or priced much lower that would seem reasonable to me. Microtransactions are just gross.
Update: A second tweet has gone out via EA's Twitter account with another image featuring a Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare character parodying a PlayStation exclusive chracter. In this case, it's Fat Princess.
Chomper in disguise pic.twitter.com/7DWrArE2BM— Electronic Arts (@EA) May 28, 2014