New Need for Speed and Plants vs. Zombies games launch in 2019

What you need to know

  • EA is working on new Need for Speed and Plants vs. Zombies games.
  • The titles may be revealed at Gamescom 2019.
  • The new Plants vs. Zombies title is already being tested by the public.
  • You can preorder Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order for $50 on Amazon (opens in new tab).

Updated August 12, 2019: According to EA, the new Need for Speed game should be revealed on August 14. The new Plants vs. Zombies game may also be revealed then because various gamers are getting invites to test out the project. Recently, the company trademarked the name Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborsville.

The Need for Speed and Plants vs. Zombies games are quite popular, and it seems like more are coming in 2019. During its quarterly earnings call, EA's Blake Jorgensen said that new entries would launch around the same time as Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. A report by GameSpot said the "games are expected to be released this year sometime between October and December."

Jorgensen said the following during the earnings call. Hopefully the new Need for Speed and Plants vs. Zombies titles will be announced at E3 2019. EA has a substantial presence at the event.

Looking forward, we're delighted to launch Anthem... to grow Apex Legends and related Titanfall experiences, to deliver new Plants vs. Zombies and Need for Speed titles, and to add Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to our sports titles in the fall.

While it's unclear what the Need for Speed game will be called, the Plants vs. Zombies title is probably Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 3. There was a retail listing a few weeks ago which hinted at a release this year. We should know more about it in the coming months, possibly at E3 2019 or Gamescom 2019.

Are you excited for the new Need for Speed or Plants vs. Zombies games? Let us know. While Plants vs. Zombies has always been a stellar series with strong technical foundations, the Need for Speed games need a serious upgrade. The frame rate is the biggest problem because on consoles it's still locked to 30 frames per second (FPS). This can't compete with the likes of Forza Horizon 4 which give you a 60 FPS mode on Xbox One X.

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  • Need For Speed is pretty dumb fun, I generally wait until they come to EA Access though. I never got into the PvZ games though, neither mobile or shooter.
  • EA destroyed Plants vs zombies 2, with a grind type of game. The first game, that won the Game of the Year award, was amazing. Why would EA destroy something like that? Oh, yeah, money.
  • PvZ GW1 was fun. PvZ Gw2 was a little different, but sill had a lot of the elements of 1, and more characters to play. Although I find it disappointing that there are several characters that you actually have to buy if you want to play them. All the other characters you earn as you play. And with the most recent update, they brought over one of the turf takeover maps from 1 into 2. I really enjoy playing these games, it is a great way to relieve some stress after a long day at work writing software. I'm looking forward to seeing where they go with #3. Hopefully more and better turf takeover maps! Those are the best!
  • The microtransactions absolutely killed the 2nd game for me. It's really unfortunate because it's a fun unique game. I just want the third to have now pay to win or advance levels or buy new characters. I already paid $60...