Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare exclusivity on Xbox One was a “natural migration,” says PopCap

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 12:18 GMT By Dave Cook

Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare is a timed-exclusive on Xbox One, and PopCap Games producer Brian Lindley has shed light on the relationship between the developer and Microsoft in a new interview.

It follows this Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare trailer that introduces the four player classes.

Speaking with OXM, Lindley said, “It was kind of interesting. We have a lot of experience with the Xbox platforms, and our primary development platforms at first were the Xbox 360 and PC.

“And I think as EA’s relationship with Microsoft has grown and improved, it was just a natural migration for us to go from PC and Xbox 360 to Xbox One. And it’s a great piece of hardware, it’s given us the opportunity to make the game look incredible, run at a great frame rate and just visually be really impressive.”

When asked if Garden Warfare was conceived for other platforms originally, Lindley added, “It didn’t really come about that way. We’d always envisaged ourselves as a very focused game, and I think the relationship with Microsoft just made it a convenient place to start. Additionally, we’re kind of a small team. We’re not really staffed to just launch on five or six platforms at once, so we really needed to focus on a couple of platforms to start with, and then the relationship with Microsoft has made those choices easier for us.”

The game’s out 20th February, 2014 on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.