Also, the Sim City Socia and Pet Society will be shut down by EA soon. The Announchement can be found at here.
Players are encouraged to redeem and spend their Playfish cash cards before the game is retired. Also after that date, these games forums will be officially closed and taken offline. So players should go now to express their opinions to this.
These games, all made by the EA-owned social developer PlayFish. Pet society has survived for longest year, which is released in 2009. The Sims Social released on 9th August 2011 and rose to the top of Facebook's app charts, becoming second only to Farmville in popularity. Sim City Social was announced last year and released on June 25. It’s a pity that those games will no longer survive any more, especially for the Sims Social. That will be a memory soon.
The reason why these game are being retired is “we can reallocate development resources to other titles that we hope you’ll have just as much fun playing”. Obviously, it’s an excuse that the main reason is that these games had seen a decline in users.