We all knew it was coming, and now it’s official! EA has launched the web portal for Plants vs. Zombies 3! In it, PopCap Games announced that a pre-alpha is underway, and even rolled out an FAQ for it listing the devices needed to run it, what the PvZ 3 pre-alpha is, and even why the studio is making it.
Why are you making Plants vs. Zombies 3?
Because we love Plants vs. Zombies™! At PopCap, we’ve been working on PvZ for years and want to bring our beloved plants and zombies to current players and the next generation of players everywhere. We’re hard at work testing out a lot of fun things that we want your feedback on, and hope you will come on this journey with us!
What is the Plants vs. Zombies 3 Pre-Alpha?
Pre-Alpha is where we give the community a first look at the early development of PvZ 3 and get your feedback. Any content you see is subject to change and will not appear identical when the game launches worldwide.
When will Plants vs. Zombies 3 be available worldwide?
We’re still testing different features of PvZ 3 and can’t wait to show you more! We want to make sure we have everything ready and in tip-top shape for you to enjoy, so we’ll let you know when we have a worldwide release date. Until then, make sure you are in the know by signing up here.
What devices can download and play the Plants vs. Zombies 3 Pre-Alpha?
You’ll need an Android device that is at least a Galaxy S7 or higher for specs, with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) or higher in order to play. Unfortunately, the PvZ 3 Pre-Alpha is unavailable for players on iOS at this time.
To play the PvZ 3 Pre-Alpha you must be logged into the same Google Play Games account that you downloaded the Pre-Alpha on, or you will not be able to access the game.
I wasn’t able to get into the Plants vs. Zombies 3 Pre-Alpha. How can I play?
If you missed out on a spot, fear not! A limited number of downloads will be available for players in phases. If the option to download isn’t available at first, be sure to check the page another day for your chance to play.
Will my game progress be wiped and why?
We will be making a lot of changes throughout the game’s development and some of these changes will necessitate having to reset progress.
Is the Plants vs. Zombies 3 Pre-Alpha free-to-play?
Yes! The PvZ 3 Pre-Alpha is free-to-play.
Will there be microtransactions?
There are no microtransactions during Pre-Alpha.
What is happening to Plants vs. Zombies 2?
All the content you love in PvZ 2 will still be available.
Over on the Plants vs. Zombies subreddit, user Hexagon-77 posted a set of early screenshots of the game. Note that it is in pre-alpha so the game is in early stages of development, and as such, the graphics, art style and whatnot, are nowhere near final.
If you check the upper part of the screenshots, you’ll see that there are four different kinds of resources (read: microtransaction-type mechanics) available (pointed out by user CondoSlime). While the game is still in pre-alpha, it’s a good indication (maybe) of where the game is headed. Then again, franchise fans should be used to it by now to some degree, right?
Are you excited to try Plants vs. Zombies 3? Let us know down in the comments.