In a recent Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare hands-on with Electronic Arts and GameRevolution, there were a lot of emphasis in the unlockable packs that players can buy using some of the in-game coins that they earn during their run in Garden Ops and Team Vanquish mode. The EA representative on site noted that they’re on the fence about micro transactions for these unlockable packs.
After completing their runs on the backyard battleground, Garden Warfare’s Sticker Shop seems to be the main place for class unlocks for different characters, weapon upgrades and other booster items that will give the Sunflowers, Cactuses and other plants an extra edge in battle.
According to game producer Brian Lindley, however, gaining access to these perks via micro transactions is an ongoing debate for the game creators.
“We haven’t actually figured out yet whether we’re going to allow packs to be bought with real money,” Lindley said. “I think we’ll probably launch using just in-game currency before we turn any other options on.”
Perhaps not including microtransactions at all would be a big plus to the game’s replay value as opposed to diving into the multiplayer mode only to find that players have bought their way to superiority.
Plants Vs. Zombies is set to hit your backyard garden exclusively for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One on Feb. 25.