EA’s social games division Playfish announced that it is dumping its virtual currency in favor of Facebook’s new currency. All of the company’s games will now use Facebook Credits, putting Playfish in line with a recent Facebook edict that all social game developers would need to offer support for its new currency in all of their games by July 1.
Speaking to its fans on the Playfish blog, the company said the following:
"Rest assured, you will not lose any of the Playfish Cash you have bought up to now."
"We are making it quick and easy to convert it into the new currency of your favorite game or games by using The Playfish Cash Converter within each game." Playfish played down any futility in the matter. A company representative told Inside Social Games that the switch “is actually something we’re excited to get behind because we think that having individual game currencies in connection with Facebook Credits is a better user experience.”
Earlier this month, Playfish announced plans to shut down servers of three Facebook games – Pirates Ahoy, Poker Rivals and Gangster City. The company said that these games were underperforming. They are set to go offline June 7.