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February 11, 2021

By: Joseph Allen

 
 

Mobile/Social gaming giant Zynga has revealed it is working on cross-platform games for consoles and PC. CEO and director Frank Gibeau says the company is looking at "new titles" to be rolled out in the latter part of 2021.

What is Zynga working on for consoles and PC?

This news comes via a Q4 2020 earnings call held between analysts and Zynga. In the call, Gibeau tells investors that the studio is "actively developing" cross-platform titles. As a result of advances in 5G technology, Gibeau says that seamless play between PC, consoles, and mobile is now "a reality". He says Zynga is well-positioned to move into cross-platform development due to its multi-platform experience, iconic brands and licenses, and experience with both free-to-play services and cross-platform tools such as Unity.

 

FarmVille 2, a famous Zynga game
Zynga is perhaps best-known for its FarmVille franchise of casual social media and mobile games.

In response to an analyst's question, Gibeau goes on to confirm that the cross-platform titles being developed are "new titles to Zynga". Whether this means Zynga will work with studios to bring existing games to cross-platform audiences or create new games entirely remains to be seen. However, Gibeau confirms that the studio working on the cross-platform projects is NaturalMotion, the studio responsible for mobile titles like CSR Racing 2 and Dawn of Titans. Gibeau says NaturalMotion has "a very high percentage of the development community" and has worked on console and PC titles in the past.

The earnings call also has plenty more financial info for you if you're interested in the number-crunching side of Zynga's business. Zynga posted both record revenues and a record net loss, with the former hitting almost $2 billion and the latter coming in at $430 million. Despite this net loss, CEO Frank Gibeau says Zynga will continue to "acquire talented teams, technologies, and franchises" in order to expedite the company's growth. We'll bring you more on Zynga's jaunt into the console and PC gaming worlds as soon as we get it.

 
 

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