Zynga has announced the purchase of UK game-maker NaturalMotion for $527m.The company also announced that it would be laying off about 15% of its workforce – that comes out to roughly 314 employees.
How in the hell do they even need 300 employees to make Farmville 3 let alone over 2500!!!!! Seriously, can't the ripoff games they make be handled by 4 or 5 people each, its not like they require any brainstorming or creative design people.
How do you spend 527 million and then lay people off? Both good questions.
compensating for 527 m usd
*sigh* Zynga got Mattrick'd
Don Mattrick f****ing s**t up.
Zynga was doomed for quite a while. They were definitely too ambitious in growing the company, they shouldn't need more than 50 employees. Sad to see people lose their job though, layoffs have been rough.
Time to delete all my NaturalMotion games.
Why do they need naturalmotion and their tech for mobile games is my question.
Perhaps they are to build bigger games for consoles? maybe or vastly expand the tech with a game engine to sell/license to game developers. As Natural Motion has kept a small circle around its tech so far. Expanding it would be great. I don't see how any Zygna game could benefit from their tech. Its possible they will sell their tech to another company.
Zynga + Don = Dooooommmmeeeeeedddd #Dealwithit
They have been doomed before that, hence why they got Don in the first place. I'm sorry for all the low pevel workforce, but Zynga can't die soon enough.
NaturalMotion? As in Euphoria and Endorphin's NaturalMotion? Used in R*'s RAGE engine? THAT NATURALMOTION????
Yes..that natural motion. Sad thing their tech never really took off the way I thought it would...especially being used in a title like GTA4. I think there was a little in 5...but geez.
Zynga developed Euphoria human physics engine licensed for games like Grand Theft Auto V and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.
What the hell is Zynga doing with NaturalMotion? Implement ragdoll in farmvile?
Cowtipping is coming in Farmville 3. Stop trying to spoil it.
Zynga is going to have fun with these company
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