Report: Zynga Lays Off 100 Employees, Closes Down Boston, Austin, and Chicago Offices

Posted Oct 23, 2012

Today Zynga has laid off 100 employees and shut down their offices in Boston, Massachusetts; Austin, Texas; and Chicago, Illinois.  A Zynga Austin employee confirmed that two of the teams that were in the Austin team were let go, which included The Ville and Zynga Bingo teams.

In August, Electronic Arts filed a lawsuit against Zynga because the Ville series resembles their own Facebook game, The Sims Social.  Zynga is supposed to announce their quarterly earnings tomorrow.