Just days after EA quietly announced Plants Vs. Zombies 3, the publisher has now begun whispering about what looks to be a new Garden Warfare. Over the weekend the company sent out invites to a playtest for a “new PvZ shooter” codenamed “Picnic.”
“You are invited to participate in the new PvZ shooter (codename Picnic) playtest on Xbox One or PS4,” said EA’s email, which was sent to a GameSpot employee, among select other members of EA’s playtesting program. “Made by the team that created PvZ: Garden Warfare, the Picnic closed alpha will give players a first glimpse into the new game.”
EA has previously listed a new Plants Vs. Zombies shooter for release this fall. Another mainline PvZ game was announced a few days ago, too: Plants Vs. Zombies 3 is currently in the pre-alpha testing phase, though a final release date has not been confirmed.
The first Garden Warfare spin-off launched for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC in 2014, five years after the original Plants Vs Zombies was first released. A sequel then followed in 2016.