Microtransactions Coming to Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare this Week
Electronic Arts has announced that Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare will be expanding its botanical war against the living dead by adding in microtransactions.
Polygon reports that Electronic Arts has formally announced that microtransactions are being added to Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare later this week. On Electronic Art's Garden Warfare website, game producer Brian Lindley posted that players will be able to partake in microtransactions in the form of buying coins from the game's Sticker Shop with real-life currency. These in-game coins allow players to buy new Garden Warfare packs and character content much faster than the game's normal way of earning coins through gameplay, which PopCap claims should an average between 15,000-18,000 coins-per-hour of normal playtime. Since the content of these packs are randomized, players may find themselves repeatedly buying more coins in order to find the items that they would like.
“Now you have the choice to play your way,” Lindley claims. “You can play to get new packs and content via earned coins in the game, or you can purchase coins to get more of the packs and content you want right away.”
Luckily, Garden Warfare's Zomboss Down DLC expansion pack came out for free just a few weeks ago, which shows that PopCap aren't after our wallets as the inclusion of microtransactions would suggest.