FarmVille 2 Now A RealityBy: Chris Crum - September 5, 2012
Zynga as launched FarmVille 2, the sequel to one of the titles that helped make the company a household name.
“FarmVille 2 is now live!” Zynga said in a status update. “Grow and harvest beautiful crops, raise adorable animals, and craft delicious treats while you customize your very own lifelike farm. It’s time to grow wild!”
Comments on the Facebook page, so far, include things like:
“It won’t load.”
“So far, I like it.”
“Why not just fix the f—ing regular Farmville game?”
There’s also a dash of “Looks cute,” and “Awesome.”
In a recent SEC filing (via TechCrunch), Zynga reported that online game revenue increased $27.6 million in the second quarter of 2012, as compared to the same period of 2011. Farmville accounted for $11.1 million of that.
“The increase in revenue from FarmVille was due to new content releases, which resulted in higher bookings over the last several quarters as compared to bookings generated prior to the second quarter of 2011,” Zynga said in the filing.
Zynga shares are up 3.18% at $2.92 at the time of this writing.