Social gaming has seen its climax, and now it is slowly but surely well on its way to extinction. Zynga has been going through a lot of turbulent times, and it seems only more problems await Zynga on the horizon.
Zynga has just announced that they would be shutting down Mafia Wars 2 servers on the 30th of this month. Mafia Wars 1 was a gigantic hit for the social games publisher back in the day, but its successor has failed to garner a following like its predecessor. Zynga made this announcement on the game’s app page:
Dear Mafia Wars 2 player,
Thank you very much for supporting Mafia Wars 2 and for being a loyal player! We’re sorry to inform you that Mafia Wars 2 on Facebook will be shutting down on December 30, 2012.
Zynga is committed to helping Mafia Wars 2 players find a new place to play. As a thank you for your participation, we would like to offer you a one-time, complimentary bonus package in one of either CastleVille, ChefVille, FarmVille 2, Mafia Wars, or YoVille. You can start the process by clicking the Redeem button in game. Please note that this offer will be valid only until December 30, 2012.
Thank you for your time in Mafia Wars 2. We look forward to seeing you again in other Zynga games.
The Mafia Wars 2 Team