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Zynga.com Was No Surprise to Facebook

Date: Mar 11 2012 09:06:46 Source: games.com Views:
KeyWord: Zynga.com, Zynga, Facebook, Project Z, Zynga Direct, Zynga.com Facebook, Zynga CEO, Facebook Games, Social Games

Zynga.com, Project Z, Zynga Direct, what have you gained considerable steam after signing on big-time traditional game creators like Contra's Konami and Aliens vs. Predator maker Rebellion. Considering Zynga stands to draw even more game developers away from Facebook proper, in a way, you'd think Facebook would feel some type of way about that.

By Joe Osborne From games.com

Not according to company CEO Mark Pincus, told that, Facebook had been in on it since the two companies started holding hands. "This has been envisioned in our relationship with Facebook since the beginning," Pincus told BusinessWeek. "There was no surprise, and we've collaborated on it."

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus

Many see Zynga.com as the first step in the social game giant's attempt to distance itself from Facebook. Facebook gouges Zynga for 30 percent of its revenue on every cow, outfit or sliver of energy purchased by players, so this writer can see where one would get that idea. But since Facebook is ever present in Zynga.com, Pincus says that's simply not the case.

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