EA had some of the biggest announcements today at Gamescom. The publisher is heavily supporting the Xbox One with exclusive FIFA 14 content and a pack-in deal. It announced Battlefield 4 Premium, previewed more gameplay from its much-hyped Titanfall, and showed off new features from the upcoming The Sims 4.
The big titles weren’t all EA focused on, though – it also found time to mention on its smaller IPs. In particular, more details about Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare were revealed.
The game is a third-person shooter set in the Plants vs. Zombies mobile game universe. It will feature four-player co-op for horde mode and 24-player competitive multiplayer gameplay. Gamers will be able to play as either plants or zombies, both of which are customizable with a variety of items.
EA also announced that it and Microsoft have come to an arrangement to make Garden Warfare a timed exclusive for the Xbox One. The length of the exclusivity window was not announced, but will begin at the game’s spring 2014 launch.
Along with the exclusivity, the Xbox One will be getting exclusive features on Microsoft’s new console. Two-player split screen gameplay is one of those features. Another is Kinect and SmartGlass “Boss Mode” gameplay as either “Crazy Dave’s RV” or “Dr. Zomboss’ Blimp.” A preview of the Boss Mode can be seen in the first video below. The second video shows EA and PopCap’s silly new trailer for Garden Warfare.