Seem like the bad time of Zynga doesn’t stop easily. Today the company has laid off 100 employees shutting down office in Boston. It is 2/3 of the total employees who are working on The Ville game.
This strategy is to deal with future business base on significant drop of the active user of The Ville. Zynga CEO Mark Pincus first tries to cut cost to maintain overall process. Learning from previous report, The Ville has around 26.2 million active users but now it drops to 17.5 million during the last 30 days.
It is a touch condition for Zynga since the company needs to deal with Electronic Arts over a lawsuit that The Ville is too similar to EA’s facebook game. The Sims Social.