(Relaxnews) – Farmville 2 is on the way, according to Tech Crunch, alerted to the existence of its apparent beta test Big Harvest on the Filipino version of Facebook.
It sports the same isometric viewpoint as Farmville, while graphics have been considerably enhanced.
If true, Farmville would be only the second Zynga game to generate a direct sequel, after Mafia Wars.
Breaking records with a staggering 80 million regular users in 2010, FarmVille is down to 24 million digital greenthumbs, with urban follow-up CityVille the studio’s current top performer.
Still, FarmVille remains Zynga’s best earner and Facebook’s fourth most popular game in a top ten comprised almost entirely of Zynga output — only Angry Birds (Rovio), Bubble Witch Saga (King.com) and Diamond Dash (Wooga) remain under the auspices of other publishers.