FarmVille will no longer be available on Facebook at the end of the year. © Zynga
A symbol of Facebook games
It’s hard to find more symbolic of an era on Facebook, when the invitations to play from your “friends” were particularly numerous. FarmVille, a game published by Zynga that offered you to manage the activities of a farm, has been the most popular title for two years on the social network, welcoming up to 83 million monthly active users, and 34.5 million of daily active users in March 2010. Enough to boost Zynga accounts, whose estimated income in 2010 exceeds $ 600 million. In 2011, when it went public, the company will even be valued at $ 7 billion by selling $ 1 billion in shares.
End of Flash precipitates FarmVille shutdown
But now, 11 years after the launch of the game that made his fortune, Zynga is preparing to remove it from Facebook. While Flash sees its end coming, whether it is on the side of Adobe which will stop the updates or Facebook which will stop supporting the format, FarmVille will play the role of collateral victim. In-app purchases will still be accessible and usable until November 17, before disappearing. The game will be permanently deleted from Facebook on December 31, 2020.
The FarmVille franchise will continue to exist
Rest assured, they will be able to continue spending time cultivating their land and raising animals, with Zynga continuing to operate the FarmVille 2: Tropic Escape and FarmVille 2: Country Escape titles, ahead of the mobile release of FarmVille 3. For those who had remained in the original title, it will however be necessary to find another occupation. The end of an era !
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