Zynga has closed its Baltimore office, making redundant around 30 employees. The company is also closing multiple Texas studios and consolidating employees into offices in Dallas and Austin, and is also consolidating studios around New York City.
"In an effort to leverage resources as we focus on creating franchises and driving profitability, Zynga has made changes to four of our U.S. offices," Zynga COO David Ko said. "We are closing the McKinney, Texas and downtown Austin offices and relocating those teams nearby to our existing Dallas and North Austin offices. And, we will be consolidating our NYC offices to move staff to our NYC mobile studio. Also, as a part of today's changes, the Baltimore studio will be closed. While these decisions are always difficult, these steps will affect approximately 1 percent of our workforce and enable us to focus our resources on the most significant growth opportunities."
These announcements follow the departure of Zynga Baltimore founder Brian Reynolds after the discontinuation of CityVille 2. The McKinney, Texas studio originally developed Words With Friends, though its co-founders Paul and David Bettner left in October.