News Corp’s online gaming chief, Sean Ryan, has moved to Facebook, taking up the newly-created role of director of game partnerships.
Ryan, a former CEO at LiveJournal and Meez, will, obviously, manage Facebook’s partnerships with third-party studios.
Facebook has been splattered all over the mainstream news this week thanks to an impending IPO and a valuation of $50 billion.
Facebook’s largest game is Cityville. It was reported yesterday that Zynga’s latest, merely a month from release, has attracted the biggest monthly active user count out of any Facebook game or app, tapping into an audience of over 84.2 million monthly players.