WASHINGTON, D.C. (
) - Zynga has reportedly started shutting down several titles as part of a
plan to cut costs at the struggling online social games company.
According to TechCrunch, games such as PetVille and Mafia Wars 2 will no longer be available as of today, while others were shut down earlier this month.
move is part of a broader cost-cutting plan revealed last October,
which involved shutting down 13 Zynga titles and cut its investment in
social title The Ville.
The company also announced it was
cutting 5% of its full-time workforce, a first for Zynga. Its stock was
up 2.36% during mid-morning trading on the NASDAQ.