据allfacebook报道，Facebook日前宣布取消免费的Facebook Credits，这一举动的最大受益者当属该平台上的游戏开发商，因为免费的Facebook Credits并不利于他们成功创收。
游戏邦获悉，Facebook做出这一决定，有可能意在促使用户付费买Facebook Credits，避免他们在个人帐户中囤积这些免费的Facebook Credits而不用于消费。换句话说，Facebook此举的目的就是鼓励用户在游戏中花钱。
Inside Facebook的报道则认为，废除免费积分的决策可能只是针对一小部分获得了免费的Facebook Credits，却从来不在游戏中消费的用户。因为Facebook要求游戏开发商2011年7月份前全部采用其虚拟货币系统的期限正在逼近，所以游戏邦认为，Facebook很可能是希望通过这一举措增加开发商的收益。
这些免费的Facebook Credits于去年中旬发放，但您至今仍未将其用于消费。您最好在2011年2月15日前用掉这些免费的Facebook Credits，逾期则将彻底失效。付费购买的Facebook Credits不受这项规定的影响。
由此不难猜测，所有免费的Facebook Credits有效期限是2月15日，这也就意味着用户必须赶在这个日期前在《FarmVille》、《CityVille》等社交游戏中用完这些Facebook Credits，否则它们今后就派不上用场了。（本文为游戏邦/gamerboom.com编译，转载请注明来源：游戏邦）
Free Facebook Credits To Expire February 15th
After a more than six month promotion of free Facebook credits, the company has decided to kill off the program while making the shift toward complete integration with all games on the social network.
The beneficiaries of this new decision will clearly be developers who weren’t benefitting greatly from the distribution of free credits. Users who have free credits that have yet to be spent might be a little frustrated. The decision by Facebook to pull the free credits program is most likely a result of the desire to drive users to buy credits rather than just claim free credits and leaveg them in their account. In other words, train the users to spend money in games.
According to Inside Facebook, the credits expiration will only be applied to a limited group of users. Our guess is its for users who never even loaded a game after redeeming a free credits offer. As the July 1st deadline for all game developers to implement credits approaches, Facebook is making changes that will hopefully increase revenue for developers despite the cut the company will be taking.
Facebook’s help center states their own explanation of the expiration:
You were given free Facebook credits as a promotion from Facebook. Facebook credits are a secure and easy way to buy premium items or power-up in many of your favorite free games and apps.
These free credits were given to you in the middle of last year, but have not been used yet. Any free credits that are not used by February 15, 2011 will expire. These free credits will be available in your account until then and can be used in many games and apps. Any credits that you have purchased will not be affected and will remain in your account.
My guess is that all free Facebook credits will complete expire on February 15th. That means you should hurry up and buy your virtual goods in FarmVille, CityVille, or whatever your social game of choice is.（source:allfacebook）