Activision co-founder: “Zynga-Like” games gives the casual market a bad name
It seems like everyone is against Zynga now, after EA recently sued them for copying their Sims IP. It’s a known fact that gamers hate Zynga the most compared to any other corporation out there, even EA. Now Activision’s co-founder David Crane has come out and said that Zynga gives the casual market a bad name.
“Ten years ago everyone was playing these kinds of games and now everyone forgot they existed just because they’re on phones now,” he said to GameInformer.
“I kind of feel like I’ve always made casual games. I make games for people who like to have fun and enjoy games on any level. Games are about diversion; that’s very casual.”
“If you ask someone what they thought a casual game was a few years ago, they might have said something like Angry Birds. Now they’ll probably say something like Farmville. I don’t like to lump those social games in with casual games. I think it’s those Zynga-like games that give the ‘casual’ market a bad name.”
Will Zynga respond to this? Stay tuned to find out.