Social game publishing company Zynga today announced the closure of its Baltimore office and consolidations at three other studios. The Seattle development office was not affected, a Zynga spokeswoman told GeekWire.
“In an effort to leverage resources as we focus on creating franchises and driving profitability, Zynga has made changes to four of our US offices,” COO David Ko said in a statement. “… While these decisions are always difficult, these steps will affect approximately 1% of our workforce and enable us to focus our resources on the most significant growth opportunities.”
That one percent is about 30 employees of the company’s workforce. Zynga is saving real estate costs by closing its McKinney, Tex. and downtown Austin offices and relocating the employees to existing Dallas and North Austin offices. The New York City offices will be moved to the NYC mobile studio.
Zynga, the San Francisco-based company that employs just over 3,000, has been cutting costs since its disappointing Q3 results last October. It also recently shut down CityVille 2. On Zynga’s most recent earnings call, Ko spoke about improving profitability and focusing on the company’s best franchises.