Popcap planning new 'Blitz' game, more adaptations for Facebook


Hot off the recent release of a downloadable desktop version of their Facebook hit Bejeweled Blitz, Popcap is showing signs they're far from abandoning traditional Facebook gaming. "We're definitely doing another 'Blitz' game, but we're also doing some pretty experimental games," Popcap CEO and co-founder John Vechey told MTV Multiplayer recently.

According to the report, the Blitz game will not be a sequel to Bejeweled Blitz, but an adaptation of one of their existing franchises. In addition to the new Blitz game (which Vechey said would be coming "sooner rather than later"), Popcap reportedly has plans to adapt one or two more of their franchises for Facebook before the end of the year.

While Popcap mega-franchises like Plants vs. Zombies, Peggle and Bookworm seem most likely to get the Facebook treatment, part of us hopes Popcap will consider dipping a bit deeper into their catalog to revive the Feeding Frenzy or Chuzzle franchises for Facebook. OK, not really (those games aren't nearly as good), but, hye, it could happen.