The acquisition was part of Zynga’s move into other potentially lucrative territories, and naturally, Zynga has announced a new mid-core game titled, Battlestone. The teams are a mix of developers from Lucas Arts, EA and the original team behind Mafia Wars.
Szymon Swistun, co-founder of November explained the reason for joing Zynga on Zynga’s blog:
Speaking with the folks at Zynga, we were immediately blown away with the conviction and energy they had about making kick-ass mobile games that leave a strong, memorable impression on players. We realized we could accelerate game development by combining our team’s expertise building blockbuster console games and Zynga’s strength in building social games on a massive scale.
This might prove to be a move in the right direction and alleviate Zynga from its current situation.