It looks like a new Plants vs. Zombies shooter is being developed. EA recently sent out invites to numerous different people asking them to participate in a closed alpha. This closed alpha will reportedly be for Xbox and PlayStation users only, with no sign of PC. This doesn’t rule out a PC release though, as it could only be ready for the two platforms.
The image is slightly low res, but the email reads as follows:
“Hey Plants vs. Zombies fans.
You are invited to participate in the new PvZ shooter (codename Picnic) playtest on Xbox One or PS4. Made by the team that created PvZ Garden Warfare, the Picnic Closed Alpha will give players a first glimpse into the new game, you don’t want to miss out”
What will codename Picnic be you might ask? Outside of being a shooter, we aren’t entirely sure. The email doesn’t give much information, and the playtest will entirely be under NDA. You can likely expect it will be similar to Garden Warfare though, possibly fixing some of the issues of that series. As well, you can likely expect it to be filled with microtransactions knowing EA.
If you’re looking for a PvZ fix before this game comes out, you likely won’t have to wait long. EA recently announced that a third main Plants vs. Zombies game is in development.
The game is in pre-alpha, and is looking for players to help test on the Google Play Store.
Neither game has an expected release date.