Mark Skaggs, the creator of the FarmVille franchise, has left the social game company Zynga. This is a huge loss for Zynga who once again posted another loss for their latest reporting period. This is after having a huge lay-off in attempt to cut costs, with over 350 people losing their job worldwide.
“We are appreciative and thankful for the player-focused passion and creativity Mark has infused in Zynga teams and projects over the years,” Zynga CEO Mark Pincus said in a statement provided to GamesIndustry International.
Skaggs has no present plans at retiring it appears, though. He posted on Twitter, “Who said anything about retiring????” No other details on his future was given.
Skaggs’ departure comes as part of a huge shakeup in Zynga’s management. Zynga hired former Hasbro human resources executive Laura Revenko as its new “chief people officer.” They also hired Electronic Arts executive Frank Gibeau to join its Board of Directors. It will be interesting to see how the company will perform after the changes.