Earlier this week our very own Joel Brodie took a look at some recent moves by Zynga and made a bold prediction: the social gaming giant might be leaving Facebook. Only 3 days out from Joel’s article, evidence has started to surface that backs up his prediction. An anonymous source has told TechCrunch in an email that Zynga is looking to launch its own social network independent of Facebook, Zynga Live.
“Pincus announced at a 5pm meeting yesterday at Zynga that Zynga was going to launch a social game network called Zynga Live. The Zynga Live initiative was a social gaming network. Facebook and Zynga has been negotiating on Facebook Credits and the talks turned for the worst. In the negotiation process, Facebook shut off Zynga’s feeds and threatened to shut down games. Zynga in the process threatened to completely leave Facebook and prepared to do so in the previous upcoming weeks.”
While the source of this email remains anonymous, TechCrunch assures us that that they’ve confirmed the information is largely accurate. No further details are available about Zynga Live at this point. The only thing we can say for certain is that Joel is either incredibly insightful with his predictions or a time traveller that’s withholding lottery numbers from the rest us. Either way, we’re looking forward to seeing what timely predictions he makes next!