Plants Vs. Zombies 2 Delayed Until 'Later In The Summer'

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    EA has announced that Plants vs. Zombies 2 will be delayed until "later in the summer". The game was planned for a release on July 18th.

    From the @PlantsvsZombies Twitter account:
    The account later said the release was delayed because EA wanted to "make sure the game lives up to fans' expectations."

    The game, officially titled Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time, features the same lane defense gameplay that made the original a hit, but it includes time travel to all new locations.

    The original Plants vs. Zombies game for both the iPhone and the iPad can be downloaded from the App Store for $0.99.

    - Plants vs. Zombies [Direct Link]
    - Plants vs. Zombies HD [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Plants Vs. Zombies 2 Delayed Until 'Later In The Summer'
  2. macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2012
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2010
  4. macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2007
    They found out there was a way to beat the game without using IAP.

    Not looking forward to these stupid freemium game models.
  5. macrumors 604

    Mar 29, 2008
    It should read more like this:

    "The account later said the release was delayed because EA wanted to "make sure the game lives up to fans' expectations." They read the forums and saw how many of you expect huge amounts of IAP, so they're adding exactly what you expect."

    Yup, sounds about right.
  6. macrumors 603


    Nov 5, 2009
    OMGZ You guys really know what rumors are worth to be in the sidebar!

  7. macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2010
    I'm not much of a gamer at all, but the few games I played were PvZ and Real Racing. Both series are now plagued by freemium gameplay. It's very disappointing. I hope this trend ends. I'd rather pay more and not have the whole setup be bogged down, but if these more independent developers keep cashing in to big players like EA, that day will likely never come.
  8. macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
    Hopefully... they're backtracking. But since this is EA we're on about, this game will probably be both delayed and ruined.
  9. macrumors 604

    Mar 29, 2008
    It will never come because it's a proven money-making business. For every one of you and me who simply won't even download it, there are 100 others who'll get sucked in and keep paying.
  10. macrumors 68020


    Nov 16, 2006
    well we have waited years, few more months wont hurt.
  11. macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2011
    Maybe they are optimising the first game to the iPhone 5 screen.
  12. macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2004
    Around the World
    I heard they had problems with the servers...
    You know that you need to be online and connected to EA 24/7 otherwise each time you open the game, you start from scratch...(or the game simply won't start)
  13. macrumors 65816

    Aug 14, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY

    Or maybe the delay is to remove IAP because it's the decent thing to do. Yeah right.:rolleyes:
  14. macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2005
  15. macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2010
    Took me a moment then sweet realisation. Nice one.
  16. macrumors 65816


    Oct 22, 2003
    Somewhere in the USA
    You beat me to it. They should change the name now to "Better Later Than Never."
  17. macrumors 65816

    May 25, 2012
    IAP or no IAP I am looking forward to the game its lame that it was delayed.... :(
  18. macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2013
    Guaranteed the reason for this delay is to ensure this game coinciding with the iPhone 5S summer launch.
  19. macrumors regular

    May 22, 2012
    Too many people bitch about iAPs. Developers need to make money, and although some of you would rather pay an up-front fee, most people wouldn't. Everyone I know in the real world only downloads free apps. IAPs give us the chance to get people hooked, it's still their choice to buy them… they don't have too! If they do then great, they like the game enough to pay for it and support the developer. If they don't then fine, they don't have too, but we still get players.

    Up-front fees are dying and I cannot see IAPs going away anytime soon so stop whinging.

    Also I am really bloody looking forward to this game! PvZ is still my favourite iOS game many years on.
  20. macrumors 68020

    Nov 2, 2006
    They should do that with more games.




    Except the iPhone isn't scheduled for a late Summer launch.
  21. macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    I don't mind in-app purchases if it's meant to act as a trial version that lets you unlock the full game once you've played it enough to know you like it.

    I've always found weird that some games offer a free "Lite" version but that you have to download a second separate app once you decide you want to buy the full game. It's better to offer the app for free right away, but let you only go through like 10-20% of the game before it asks you to pay, say $3, in order to keep playing. I have no problems paying for in-app purchases if I end up paying the same amount as for the original game initially (3 bucks) to play the full thing, and if it makes the process of trying before you buy simpler.

    What I hate however is the "pay to win" model, and if developers make the game purposefully way too hard to beat unless you buy virtual currency with in-app purchases, to a point where you have to spend more than normally just so you can beat the game.
  22. macrumors 65816

    Aug 14, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
    It's a possibility, if the iPhone 5S is released a little earlier than expected.


    Well, at least give us the option to pay an up-front fee if we want to. This play, pay, play, pay, play pay... trend can suck, depending on how greedy a developer gets. I hope Apple makes it mandatory for developers to give people this option. Let us know up-front how much you really want from us and be fair about it.


  23. macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2004
    Freemium sounds scary, but for it to work well the free part of the game actually has to be fun, entertaining and engaging.

    Sure, IAP can be abused by unscrupulous (or incompetent) developers... but so can up-front purchases. At least with IAP the developer has to really deliver something compelling. Hopefully reviews will shake out most abuses pretty quick.

    In the end people are going to have to pay for good games, one way or another, or there won't be many good games.
  24. macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2013
    what an interesting video

    haha, have been waited for a long time:)
  25. macrumors regular

    Jul 25, 2011
    They are adding bean magazines so each time you have no ammo you need to buy new magazine sets for $0.99. You can also upgrade the capacity of your magazines for an extra $0.99. They will be offering you 10 sets of magazines for free for a limited time.

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