Two conspicuously absent titles in the Electronic Arts stable are still set for this year, according to preliminary quarterly results posted today by the publisher. Both Need For Speed (2019) and a Plants vs. Zombies game are expected before the end of the year.
Under the announced titles in the publisher's Q1 2020 report, both Need For Speed and an unspecified Plants vs. Zombies game are listed as coming to both console and PC. These are also set for Q3 2020, or this coming fall and holiday season.
Need For Speed was confirmed prior to this year's E3 when the dev team stated it wouldn't be attending EA Play. The post also gave a possible hint at when it could be announced, pointing towards Gamescom 2019. Still, we've yet to see much of the new racing game outside a screenshot.
As for Plants vs. Zombies, this is likely the Garden Warfare successor that was also teased prior to E3 2019, though it's unclear whether it's a third Garden Warfare or a different take. If Call of Duty can go back to Modern Warfare, maybe it's time for Garden Warfare to also reinvent itself? Either way, this likely isn't the mainline Plants vs. Zombies mobile sequel that's currently in a locked pre-alpha, so no sign yet on whether that will be coming this year or later.
While they're both on track, we'll likely see what these games actually look like closer to Gamescom, PAX West, and the end of the third quarter. In the meantime, you can still try to sign up for the locked Plants vs. Zombies 3 pre-alpha on the Google Play Store and App Store.