Plants vs Zombies 2 delayed until “later this summer”


Another unfortunate delay has hit the gaming world. Plants vs Zombies 2, originally unveiled in early May, was set to come out July 18th, but it seems EA and Popcap aren’t confident that the game can be ready by then. The game’s release window is now “later this summer.”

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A definitive reason wasn’t given, of course, but we imagine they need more time to polish things up here and there before its QA checks are satisfactory enough for release. We’re not totally mad — we always encourage developers to take as much time as they need to get it right — but it definitely is saddening. Plants vs Zombies 2 is the sequel to one of Android’s biggest hits, one the gaming community on this side of the smartphone pond embraced when it finally made its way to the land of Google.

Of course, one might speculate that Popcap has to funnel more resources into making their console title Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, a full 3D titled being developed on the same Frostbite 3 engine that DICE’s Battlefield 4 is based on. Speculation isn’t worth much, though, so we can only go based on what the horse’s mouth delivers. Popcap says they’ll have more information for us down the line, but all we can do for now is wait… and play more Plants vs Zombies 1.

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Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Let the Pop Cap bashing begin in…3…2…1….

    1. POP CRAP!!!!

  2. I still can’t get the original PvZ on my Nexus 10. IDK why PopCap won’t just add it to the list of approved devices. I know it works on the Nexus 10 because it was part of a HumbleBundle a few months ago that I missed out on.

    1. Sideload it, i did on my N10 and it works perfectly fine

  3. I see they finally updated the game to be full like the iOS version. They also removed the in game download so you can get the entire game right from the play store. Kudos to them. I’d been having issues with downloading the additional files in the game forever.

  4. Plants vs Zombies 2 was due July 18 on iOS ONLY. It’s an iOS exclusive for the time being.

  5. Tablets in general were left off the compatibility list for PVZ1. I sure hope that’s not the case for version 2. As Humble Bundle proved, PVZ1 had little to no problem running on tablets and it was really a better experience because of the extra screen real estate. I’m holding out hope for PVZ2 but let’s see how it goes. EA doesn’t have a really good track record when it comes to compatibility among the devices or responding to consumers.

  6. Later this summer? That means we can play it on Verizon’s version of the HTC One.


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