Facebook is one of the most popular social media platforms for the current generation. One of the most important parts of Facebook which has helped people in connecting with each other over years has been the online games that the platform has. One such game that has been an icon and has still had millions of users is Farmville. Farmville has been one of the iconic games that made many users join Facebook in the first place and also helped people to connect over the game by sending in-game help.
However, the company has now announced that the game will no longer be available for users after December 31, 2020. The reason behind this is that the company is ending the support for Flash games on the social network platform. Since Flash player was controlled and managed by Adobe and it will be killed by them at the end of the year, the platform will not be supported on Facebook and even browsers for playing flash videos. Farmville was one of the games for Zynga which helped the company to make its name in the market of online gaming.
As per the official announcement from Zynga, “Following an incredible 11 years since its initial launch back in 2009, we are officially announcing the closure of the original FarmVille game on Facebook“. The game had more than 30 million users at its peak but lost its charm due to the launch of better online games in the last few years. However, the company has made it clear that users can still play Farmville 2 on mobile and they will soon be launching Farmville 3 for mobile worldwide. The company has also made sure to add a lot of new features to the game to make it more enjoyable before it is shut down on Facebook.