Facebook and Zynga have worked out a new set of terms in their partnership, according to Reuters, that both leave Zynga responsible for following more of Facebook's rules, but also leave the two parties open to making and promoting their own games as well. For a long time, Zynga and Facebook have maintained a close partnership, in that Zynga was required to use Facebook's monetization platform, and Facebook couldn't create its own titles to compete with Zynga's. But the latest agreement undoes both of those rules, and opens up both sides for more independence.

At this time, neither side has announced that it wants to change the way things work, so Zynga will likely still use Facebook's payments system, and Facebook hasn't announced plans to make any official games. A spokesperson for Facebook reiterated that "we will continue to work with Zynga, just as we do with developers of all sizes." So it's not a divorce, or even a break-up just yet. But both Facebook and Zynga have agreed that, maybe sometimes, a dinner out with someone else would probably be OK.Facebook and Zynga agree to new terms, create potential for official Facebook games originally appeared on Joystiq on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 23:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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