But it's clear that the company may very well be responding to EA and its upcoming The Sims Social. The veteran games publisher showed a trailer of the new Facebook game at E3 (a creepy one at that). Here is the news straight from the source:
"Some Whois history and recent name server changes on the domain name Familyville.com are what lead me to believe that Zynga is working on its next mega hit," Fusible writes. "In March 2011, ownership of the domain familyville.com changed from its previous owner (Internet Computing) to Rob Holmes – founder & CEO of IPCybercrime, the very same company that acquired the domain cityville.com on behalf of Zynga for $38,225 at Moniker in June 2010."
[Via Pocket Gamer]
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