Palo Alto, Calif. – Facebook is making its Facebook Credits
the official virtual currency for all games on the site, as well as the only
route via which players will be able to inject their real-world money,
The report notes that game publishers will be able to
maintain their various in-game currencies, such as "FarmBucks" in
"FarmVille," but only items sold using Facebook Credits will be
eligible for promotion on Facebook’s Games dashboard.
Facebook plans to
institute the new policy on July 1 for games, but told TechCrunch it would
eventually like to apply the policy to all Facebook applications.
takes a 30% cut whenever users purchase items with Facebook Credits.