Zynga is shutting down CityVille, the franchise that once ruled the online social gaming platform with more than 100 million active players, says a report from SFGATE. As of now, there was no comment from the San Francisco-based company regarding the matter.
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Zynga shutting a popular title
Although the company has not made a public announcement yet, players heard about the shutdown date of April 30 after logging into the city building simulation game, where they were welcomed with the above “Dear Citizens” message.
“If you currently have coins or cash in your CityVille account, you can use them to access the game’s current content until April 30, 2015,” read the message.
During the fourth-quarter earnings call, chief financial officer David Lee said that the company has decided to bring down ten of its Facebook games. Additionally, Zynga is shuttering its Beijing studio for running <