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FarmVille shut operations after 11 years; here’s the reason

FarmVille will remain playable until December 31, after which it will completely shut down. In-app purchases will be available until November 17.

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 29, 2020 9:15:16 am
Farmville, facebok farmville, facebook, facebook game, Zynga farmville, farmville game, farmville shut down, Farmville online game, zyngaFarmVille was launched on Facebook back in 2009. It was a farming-simulation online game, which required players to plough, plant, harvest and raise livestock, along with all of their friends. (Image: Zynga)

Zynga has announced that one of its most popular games, FarmVille will cease operations after 11 years. This decision came after Adobe announced that it will stop distributing and updating Flash Player for all web browsers. Due to which, Facebook will stop supporting Flash games on the platform after December 31.

The game will remain playable until December 31, after which it will completely shut down. In-app purchases will be available until November 17.

In advance of sunsetting the game, we would like to point out that in-app purchases will be available up until November 17, at which point the game’s payment system will be completely turned off. Thereafter the game will not be accepting any in-app payments and any refunds will not be processed during this time. FarmVille will, however, continue to be playable until December 31st, 2020, at which point it will be shut down completely.

To recall, FarmVille was launched on Facebook back in 2009. It was a farming-simulation online game, which required players to plow, plant, harvest and raise livestock, along with all of their friends.

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“We’re aware that many of you have been with us since the very beginning, helping to build an incredible global community of players over the years who’ve enjoyed this game just as much as we have. For that we say thank you,” Zynga said in a statement.

The company claims that the in-app purchases will be available until November 17, after which the payment system will completely be turned off.

Zynga is advising all players to utilise any remaining credits before the game shuts down its operations. To help players spend credits, the company states that it will offer customers fun in-game activities that will make the experience “even more enjoyable.”

Apart from this, Zynga has also announced the sequel games to FarmVille, FarmVille 2: Tropic Escape and FarmVille 3 on mobile.

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