Facebook and Zynga have reworked their partnership, with the details laid out in Zynga’s latest 8-K filing. A few interesting notes:
· Effective March 31, 2013, Facebook will no longer guarantee Zynga certain web or mobile growth targets in exchange for continuing to invest in games on the platform.
· Facebook will no longer be prohibited from developing its own games.
· Zynga will no longer be separately obligated to display Facebook ad units or implement Facebook credits on any Zynga game pages.
· Facebook will no longer be the exclusive social platform for Zynga, allowing it to launch games first on mobile or its own Zynga.com platform (although the games will have to launch shortly after on Facebook).