PopCap Games’ quirky third-person shooter Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare won’t launch with micro-transactions, according to producer, Brian Lindley,
Speaking with Gamespot during a recent press event, Lindley stated “we’re not going to have any microtransactions at all at launch.” However, that can change after the game launches, as PopCap will be monitoring the in-game metrics and player feedback to determine how to best move forward.
Luckily, for those who despise micro-transactions, Garden Warfare won’t turn into a pay-to-win title, as everything in the game is purchasable through coins. If however, they are implemented sometime in the near future, certain in-game items will only be obtainable by the coins you’ve earned. A player on average can earn about 18,000 coins per hour, as we reported previously.
Additionally, in response to the stigma surrounding EA and its handling of Sim City and Battlefield 4’s rather shaky launch, Lindley stated the following about Garden Warfare’s online service:
“We’ve tested extensively; a lot of stress testing and…make sure everything is buttoned up and ready for launch as much as possible, so it really just comes down to preparation. Obviously, we cannot predict what’s going to happen once a product is live, but [we’ve been] very diligent testing and making sure that when we launch, that’s as smooth as possible. If there are any bumps we’re going to dig into those as soon as possible.”
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare launches for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One February 25 for $29.99 and $39.99 respectively.