offices in Los Angeles, New York and Dallas will be closed.
In his blog Zynga CEO Mark Pincus wrote," Today is a
hard day for Zynga and an emotional one for every employee
of our company. We are saying painful goodbyes to about 18
per cent of our Zynga brothers and sisters. The impact of
these layoffs will be felt across every group in the company."
of us ever expected to face a day like today, especially when
so much of our culture has been about growth. But I think
we all know this is necessary to move forward. The scale that
served us so well in building and delivering the leading social
gaming service on the Web is now making it hard to successfully
lead across mobile and multiplatform, which is where social
games are going to be played," he added.
moves, while hard to face today, represent a proactive commitment
to our mission of connecting the world through games. Mobile
and touch screens are revolutionising gaming. Our opportunity
is to make mobile gaming truly social by offering people new,
fun ways to meet, play and connect. By reducing our cost structure
today we will offer our teams the runway they need to take
risks and develop these breakthrough new social experiences,"