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Some Of The Biggest Publishers In Social Network Gaming Are Backing Away From Google Plus

by Kyle Hilliard on Jun 17, 2012 at 11:14 AM

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Popcap Games, which is a subsidiary of Electronic Arts, and Wooga, are shutting down its games, and walking away from Google Plus.

Both companies have been incredibly successful with Facebook gaming, but Google Plus simply isn't providing enough users for the companies to continue to allocate resources toward the maintenance of its games. Electronic Arts and Popcap is shutting down its Google Plus version of Bejeweled Blitz tomorrow, and Wooga shut down its games Monster World recently. Wooga issued a statement saying it has "decided to remove certain games from Google+ because we have a much larger following on Facebook and they are active users."

It may not entirely be the fault of Google Plus however. If previous reports are any indication, social gaming in general is rapidly losing popularity.

[via Joystiq]