Zynga is investing in a number of new games, including casual titles based on the Harry Potter and Game of Thrones licenses.
The Harry Potter game will be a match-3 “mashup” mobile title coming in the second half of 2019 under a licensing deal with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, said Zynga CEO Frank Gibeau in an interview with GamesBeat.
And he said Zynga struck another licensing deal with HBO to make two new mobile Game of Thrones games via its social slot machine game division.
The first will be a social casino slots game, and Zynga said it will focus on a rich story, cool graphics, and a wide range of characters and territories.
That game will launch in the second half of 2019.
A former Electronic Arts executive, Gibeau is tapping a lot of his relationships with intellectual property holders in Hollywood in an effort to help Zynga’s games stand out from the competition.