Word is spreading fast about Zynga’s latest legal battle. It seems that a company called Agincourt Gaming is suing Zynga for allegedly using their patented idea of credits-based online gaming.
As you all know this is the very nature of many of Zynga’s games including YoVille. Simply put, Zynga’s idea of paying for virtual goods and it’s idea for rewarding it’s players’ for playing, is said to be stolen.
According to Pcworld.com Agincourt is seeking an “unspecified amount in monetary damages.”
Zynga is said to have earned nearly $500 million in 2010, and they are said to be on track to surpass that amount this year. It seems that Agincourt wants what they believe to be their fair share.
But what does it all mean for Zynga’s players? According to Money CNN.com, this could hugely impact Zynga players because they state that Agincourt is also seeking “a permanent injunction that Agincourt’s lawyer claims “could shut down Zynga’s multibillion-dollar business.” Clearly, if a judge ruled that Zynga had to shutdown its games, the players who have paid to play would lose access to all that they paid for.
We here at YoRehab will continue to follow this story and will update you if and when there is more information.
What do you think will happen with Zynga’s games? Do you think it’s possible that a judge could order Zynga to turn off its games? Share your thoughts below.