- FarmVille creator Zynga announced that the game will stop being playable after December 2020.
- In-app purchases for the game can be made till November 17, 2020, after which no payments or refunds will be processed.
- FarmVille 2 and FarmVille 3 games will be available for users on mobile.
Famous among early Facebook users, online farming-simulation game FarmVille will discontinue after December 2020 after its 11-year journey. The move comes after software company Adobe announced that it will stop distributing Flash Player for web browsers as a result of which Facebook will stop supporting Flash games on the platform.
"Thank you is a small word but when fertilized with love and beautiful memories it means the world to us. So here's a great BIG THANK YOU for farming with us through it all," FarmVille posted on Facebook.
FarmVille game creator Zynga in a statement said, "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. As previously stated, Adobe will stop distributing and updating Flash Player for all web browsers, and Facebook will stop supporting Flash games on the platform completely after December 31st, 2020. FarmVille will therefore be directly affected as a result of this."
Zynga further noted that in-app purchases for the game will be available till November 17, 2020, after which the game's payment system will be completely turned off. After November 17, in-app payments will not be accessed and no refunds will be processed. However, the game will be playable till December 31, 2020, at which point it will be shut down completely.
Zynga also noted that users remaining credits should be used before December 2020 and that it is coming up with activities for the game.
FarmVille fans will still be able to play FarmVille 2: Tropic Escape and the upcoming worldwide launch of FarmVille 3 on mobile.