Handy infographic on EA.
This does not include yet Pandemic Studios (developer of Star Wars Battlefront, Saboteur, Mercenaries) that was shitdown last 2009.
I think Criterion, DICE at BIoware are the only remaining from the list.
EA visceral games makers of Dead Space is still good. 🙂
Funny EA divided Bioware into 5 studios. xD
EA Bioware—focuses on creating multiplatform, role-playing, MMO and strategy games.
BioWare Mythic (formerly Mythic Entertainment)
BioWare Victory (formerly Victory Games)
Victory is the former EA LA the developer of C&C games, its now just a brand of Bioware to cover up their former name.
However, Westwood Studios were the ones that created C&C games. It was bought by EA in 1998, tthen closed in 2003. That was why there was EA LA from 2003 until 2010. Then it became Victory Games, until 2011 it became Bioware Victory.
And Westwood Studios was the pioneer of “modern” RTS with Dune II. They inspired Blizzard to create Warcraft (their prior game was The Lost Vikings). Then eventually the Command & Conquer games were born. And the game Command & Conquer: Red Alert featured one of the most iconic songs of PC gaming history: Hell March.
Piracy helps a big deal on killing those devs as well.