LIVE VIDEO: Mornings with Fox 43    Watch
 

Zynga shuts down games as part of cost-cutting plan

7:00 PM, Dec 31, 2012   |    comments
Mark Skaggs, senior vice president of product development at Zynga Inc., speaks during an event at Zynga Inc. headquarters in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Zynga Inc. introduced a social-networking service designed to make it easier for users to play online games across different mobile devices and existing sites. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +

By Brett Molina, USA TODAY

Zynga has reportedly started shutting down several titles as part of a plan to cut costs at the struggling online social games company.

According to TechCrunch, games such as PetVille and Mafia Wars 2 will no longer be available as of today, while others were shut down earlier this month.

The move is part of a broader cost-cutting plan revealed last October, which involved shutting down 13 Zynga titles and cut its investment in social title The Ville.

The company also announced it was cutting 5% of its full-time workforce, a first for Zynga. Its stock was up 2.36% during mid-morning trading on the NASDAQ.

Most Watched Videos