Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare has skyrocketed up the charts in popularity the longer its been out. Now Electronic Arts is expanding its offerings by bringing Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare to the PC at the end of June.
It seems as though EA has been preparing for the computer launch of Garden Warfare over the last few weeks and just yesterday it was announced that micro-transactions have been inserted into the game.
Micro-transactions have been a part of EA’s approach when it comes to Plants vs Zombies for quite a while now. The company launched Plants vs Zombies 2 on the mobile platform as a free-to-play game that is chock full of ways for the company to make money indirect.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare is going to be launching on PC in the United States on June 24 and it will be hitting the United Kingdom on June 27.
Along with the usual announcements through the official website and the press, EA rolled out a short announcement video that embraces the theme of computer video games.
The video shows Zomboss, the ultimate leader of the zombie army booting up his computer in order to play Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare but finds his computer is less than cooperative when it comes to actually playing the game.
The video doesn’t show what the game will look like on PC but its likely not going to be featuring many new features or tweaks to the Garden Warfare core game.
While Plants vs Zombies was originally met with luke-warm reviews at best, it has seen more people picking up the game over the last few months. Garden Warfare has only been on Xbox 360 and the Xbox One before now but EA is bringing the title to the personl computer through it’s Origin service.
Using its own in-house computer gaming network, instead of going through Steam is a calculated risk, but one that Electronic Arts think it will see pay off in the long run.
One aspect of the PC launch is that it will basically be a kind of “Game of the Year” edition. A producer on Garden Warfare, Brian Lindley put out a statement saying; “We’ve had an amazing response from players since launching the Xbox platforms, and can’t wait for PC players to join the party this summer. The PC version has all the great content that we have put out since launch like Garden Variety and Zomboss Down for players to enjoy from the start.”
Gamers can pre-order Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare for the PC now through Origin for $30.