View Full Version : Facebook consider cutting ties with Zynga

May 14th, 2010, 20:48
A rumored fallout between Zynga and Facebook may be leading to every Zynga title facing eviction from the social networking site. The Times has reported that every Zynga title may be facing eviction from Facebook.
Facebook's 30 per cent commission on in-game transactions has upset many studios, but after Zynga apparently threatened to leave Facebook altogether, Facebook seem to have called their bluff.
All Zynga titles – including Mafia Wars, FishVille and Café World – are now thought to be under threat of expulsion.

Zynga generates estimated annual revenues of £100m from its social titles. Farmville has a separate, standalone website from its Facebook platform, and it has been suggested that Zynga is considering launching their own social networking site built around the game.
After such bold allusions, however, The Times reports rumblings of a massive Zynga backtrack. No quick fix seemed likely after a Facebook insider told The Times that Zynga is “a bad actor, which is putting profits before its users.”