Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is cancelled. EA Games and PopCap are ending support for the game just 12 months after launch. Battle for Neighborville released on 4 September 2019 to some mixed reviews. While the game lacked character variants and the customization of Garden Warfare 3, its PvP is addictive and new plants and zombies characters make for a fun experience. However, it seems the development of the game is coming to an end. According to a blog post from EA Games, September’s Fall Festival is the last content drop for the game.
EA states in the blog post that the Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville September Fall Festival marks the final festive event to take place in the game. In addition, it also marks the final gameplay and content update meaning no more patches, maps and modes. However, they plan on re-releasing the old Festive Prize Maps every month. This means if you missed out on anything on an item in the Prize Map (BFN’s free battle pass) then you can grab it when the month rolls around. The passes also remember where you left off when the month ended.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#FFEE12″ class=”” size=”21″]As the leaves start to change, September’s Fall Festival will be our last Festival and our final game and gameplay update will be at the end of the month. But, as we all know, the battle for brainz never really ends! With this in mind, each month, we’ll be bringing back our previous Festival, complete with Prize Map. Every Festival Prize Map that you weren’t able to complete will have your progress saved so you can continue right where you left off that month. [/perfectpullquote]
Keep in mind that EA Games has yet to make an official statement on the game’s soft cancellation. However, this blog post is quite clear. The development team plan on adding the last two characters to the game later this month. This includes TV Head and Wildflower after which, support will cease.
It is unclear whether or not EA Games and PopCap plan on reducing the price of Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville now that development has been cancelled. Surely with no new content, the player base is going to slowly die off.