Gamescom: PopCap reveals new features for Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
During the EA press conference at gamescom today, PopCap Games revealed some new features for the funny looking Xbox One/Xbox 360 title, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, which is set for a Spring 2014 launch.
“With its first reveal in June, we blew fans away with a glimpse of a game that takes the Plants vs. Zombies world to an entirely new genre,” said Tony Leamer, Plants vs. Zombies franchise director at PopCap. “Here at gamescom, we’re showcasing even more exciting elements, including Kinect for Xbox One and Xbox SmartGlass gameplay in Boss Mode, playable Zombie classes, character customization, and more. These amazing features will help make this one of the must-have action games of 2014.”
The game uses the Frostbite 3 engine, making the PvZ game look pretty nice.
Some of the new features discussed today are the inclusion of 24-player multiplayer, 4-player online co-op and customization options. In addition, on the Xbox One, the game will also support 2-player split screen co-op, and Kinect and Xbox SmartGlass functionality. The Kinect/SmartGlass functionality will be used in Boss mode, where you can command the battlefield from above, ala “Commander Mode” for Battlefield 4.