Farmville discontinuing operations after 11 years

Facebook users will not be able to play FarmVille, the farming-simulation game after December 31 2020, as software company Adobe will stop distributing Flash Player. In-app purchases will be available until November 17. 

Zynga has announced that one of its most popular games, FarmVille will cease operations after 11 years. This decision came after Adobe announced that it will stop distributing and updating Flash Player for all web browsers. Due to which, Facebook will stop supporting Flash games on the platform after December 31.

The game will remain playable until December 31, after which it will completely shut down. In-app purchases will be available until November 17. In advance of sun setting the game, purchases will be available up until November 17, at which point the game’s payment system will be completely turned off. 

Thereafter the game will not be accepting any in-app payments and any refunds will not be processed during this time. FarmVille will, however, continue to be playable until December 31st, 2020, at which point it will be shut down completely.

Zynga in a stated that “We’re aware that many of you have been with us since the very beginning, helping to build an incredible global community of players over the years who’ve enjoyed this game just as much as we have. For that we say thank you,” 

The company claims that the in-app purchases will be available until November 17, after which the payment system will completely be turned off.


Apart from this Zynga is advising all players to utilize any remaining credits before the game shuts down its operations to help players spend credits, the company states that it will offer customers fun in-game activities that will make the experience “even more joyful’’.

Meanwhile the company has also announced the sequel games to FarmVille, FarmVille 2: Tropic Escape and FarmVille 3 on mobile.

To recall, FarmVille was launched on Facebook back in 2009. It was a farming-simulation online game, which required players to plow, plant, harvest and raise livestock, along with all of their friends.

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