PopCap has two important announcements this
week: a sequel for its most popular game and staff
It has announced the
Plants vs. Zombies 2 launch will be on the spring of 2013 and
promised new stuff in the game where you combat a horde of
zombies by planting stuff.
"The sequel to Plants vs. Zombies is expected
to launch by late spring 2013, and will include a bevy of new
features, settings, and situations, designed to delight the
franchise's tens of millions of fans around the world," according
However, it did not go into details about the
platforms where it will be available. It was also unconfirmed if
PopCap plans to make the sequel a separate game version or be an
update to the current one.
PopCap, now a division of EA has released the
following statements from two of its game characters regarding
the sequel's release:
"Spring is crullest curlie ungood time, and
plantz grow dull roots. So, we are meating you for brainz at yore
house. No worry to skedule schedlue plan… we're freee anytime.
We'll find you."
"There was a time we relished a bracing,
hearty blend of zombies, in the morning. But first, a brisk
shower and some strategic pruning are required. Tomorrow is
On the other hand, PopCap offices are not in
the mood to celebrate as it was announced on the same day that
some of them are going to be laid off, which surprisingly
includes the creator of their flagship game
Senior game designer George Fan, the brain
behind the smash hit game is confirmed to be included in the job
cuts in PopCap offices in Ireland and Seattle.
PopCap asserts that reorganization is a must
considering the fast-changing game market and that PopCap would
do well to invest in new game platforms and expand its market
further in Asia.
Apparently, if PopCap did not become part of
EA, the job cuts could have been worse but choosing some other
rip-off over Fan might be a mistake.