Just three months after its soft-launch, Zynga have decided to shut down service for Mafia Wars. The game was soft-launched in Canada, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Taiwan and never passed the top 40 rankings. The closest it came was in Indonesia where it reached the 42nd spot while the farthest was Taiwan at 1,208.
Zynga said in a statement..
“As a team, we’re being deliberate about our new starts and going after the categories where we believe we can win. We have a high bar for our new releases and didn’t believe the game had the potential to be a successful forever franchise for us.”