PopCap's team-based third-person shooter Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
will not feature a single-player component when it launches early next year, Shacknews reports
Instead, PopCap will double-down on the game's multiplayer focus with a variety of modes that offer up to 24-person competitive play and 4-player co-op. Speaking to Shacknews, PopCap creative director Justin Wiebe outlined the company's plans to build a dedicated multiplayer community around Garden Warfare
"We definitely want to build on the game once it's launched," Wiebe told Shacknews. "We're definitely taking a cue from Plants vs Zombies 2
. Using DLC and new content updates, we want to keep players engaged in the long haul."
will launch for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 in the first quarter of 2014, and a PC release will follow afterward. PopCap recently revealed
that ports for other platforms are also in development.