EA is going against their traditions and will ‘not’ be imposing microtransactions for Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare at launch.
PopCap Games producer Brian Lindley confirmed the news to GameSpot earlier today and at the same time also noted that the studio will look at in-game metrics to determine a good method to support the game post-launch.
That basically means microtransactions are definite but will be imposed later on. How later is something Lindley can’t answer right now.
Upon being asked about the game’s resolution on the Xbox One, Lindley said that “The Xbox One outputs in 1080p,” and that “we’re not running at the same solution as Battlefield 4.”
The response doesn’t reveal if the game would be rendering natively at that resolution or will be scaled up. The Xbox One currently runs at 720p on the Xbox One and Garden Warfare was previously confirmed to be running at 60fps on Microsoft’s new console.
Reaching out to the developer for further clarification about the game’s resolution, the following statement was given: “On next-gen consoles, players can experience all EA games at 1080p. Some are rendered natively, others are up-scaled by the next-gen hardware systems. Either way, the visuals are stunning and the gameplay is impeccable, regardless of platform.”
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare will release on February 25 on both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The game is currently exclusive to the Xbox brand but a PS4 version has been hinted.