Zynga, the Facebook gaming giant, has said that tablets are becoming the ultimate gaming platform.
You know the games: CityVille, FarmVille 2, Mobsters 2, Bubble Safari, and others. What do they all have in common? Zynga owns the servers for all of them. When you buy that kumquat to finish your stew earlier or that black chicken to earn the decorative white picket fence, Zynga is the one that metes out the money you paid.
Oh, and all of those games have been on the most successful social media websites to date. Facebook and Myspace have both let millions of Zynga gamers spam the crap out of their friends’ timelines and news feed in hopes of earning a little something more.
However, all the money you doled out for those virtual “necessities” wasn’t enough, seeing as Zynga has reported financial problems ending in several layoffs and canceled games. In spite of all of this, Zynga is still pushing forward, and their president Steve Chiang has gone on record as saying that tablets will be the ultimate gaming platform.
Mobile gaming has definitely become a more solid platform, what with everybody being more busy than ever, and, when it comes to mobile gaming, tablets give us the best experience. Steve Chiang says, “I think the tablet’s becoming almost the ultimate game platform. I play before I go to bed, and when I wake up, I play on my tablet. Imagine FarmVille 2 on a tablet, you can see the detail on a bigger farm … We announced in the earnings call that FarmVille 2 is coming to mobile, and … I expect a number of our ‘Ville games to come to tablets in 2013.”
Steve Chiang is no beginner in the gaming world, as he began his career as a programmer, working on a Super NES game called WeaponLord. Chiang then co-founded Tiburon Entertainment, which was bought out by Electronic Arts (EA) and went on to produce the infamous Madden football videogame series. Needless to say, Steve Chiang knows his gaming trends.
What do you think? Is Zynga right in claiming that tablets are becoming the ultimate gaming platform?
Zynga’s president of games has said that tablets will become the ultimate gaming platform – bit.ly/134zKbY – do you agree?
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