Zynga announced that FarmVille will
be shut down after 11 years of service.
The news came via a post
listed on FarmVille’s FAQ site.
“We’re aware that many of you have been
with us since the very beginning,” Zynga wrote
in the post, “Helping to build an incredible
global community of players over the years who’ve
enjoyed this game just as much as we have”.
The company explained that the game
will be discontinued because of the inevitable
march of technological progress.
In 2017, Adobe announced that it would
kill Flash by the end of 2020, and it is
holding true to that promise.
As a Flash game, FarmVille’s destiny was
tied with Flash in their shared obsolescence.
Zynga told customers that in-app purchases
are still available up to Nov. 17.
It’s also planning some in-game activities for players
until FarmVille closes its doors for good on Dec. 31.
At its peak, FarmVille was being played
by 30 million active users a day.
Fortunately for fans, FarmVille is also a
franchise. Zynga encouraged players to
migrate over to the original game’s sequels
FarmVille 2 and FarmVille 3