‘FarmVille’ is shutting down for good on December 31st

Joanna Estrada
September 28, 2020

FarmVille launched back in 2009 just a few years after Facebook made its debut.

FarmVille, a community game that virtually simulates working on a farm, is officially closing its pastures on Facebook.

"We're aware that many of you have been with us since the very beginning, helping to build an incredibly global community of players over the years who've enjoyed this game as much as we have", says the official Zynga statement. Zynga also says it has a series of in-game activities in the works that it will share some more details on soon. Since FarmVille requires the Flash Player plugin, it won't be playable post the December 31 deadline. This decision came after Adobe announced that it will stop distributing and updating Flash Player for all web browsers.

Zynga announced the shutdown of FarmVille saying that in-app purchases will be available till November 17. After the said period, FarmVille will no longer accept in-app payments and refunds.

The gameplay of Farmville features a simulation of farmland management which includes plowing land, planting and growing trees, harvesting different kinds of crops, and raising livestock.

Zynga is advising all players to utilise any remaining credits before the game shuts down its operations. "We look forward to you joining us in Farmville 2: Tropic Escape and the upcoming worldwide launch of FarmVille 3 on mobile".

Zynga said it is "working on fun in-game activities" for the remaining time, and pointed players towards Farmville 2: Tropic Escape on mobile and the upcoming worldwide launch of Farmville 3 for mobile, which is now in soft launch.

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