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An Updated Timeline of All Developer Studios EA Has Acquired and Later Shut Down

Company Founded Known for EA Buy-out Defunct Lifetimenote 
Bullfrog Productions 1987 Populous (1989)
Theme Park (1994)
Dungeon Keeper (1997)
January 1995 2001 8 + 6
Westwood Studios 1985 Eye of the Beholder (1991)
Dune II (1992)
Command & Conquer (19952002)
August 1998 January 29, 2003 13 + 5
Origin Systems March 1983 Ultima (19811999)
Wing Commander (19901997)
Ultima Online (1997)
September 1992 February 2004note  10 + 11
NuFX 1990 NBA Street (2001) February 2004 November 2007 14 + 3
Pandemic Studios 1998 Full Spectrum Warrior (2004)
Star Wars: Battlefront (2004)
The Saboteur (2009)
January 2008note  November 17, 2009 10 + 1
Black Box Games 1998 Need for Speed (20022011) June 2002 April 2013 4 + 11
DreamWorks Interactive April 3, 1995 Medal of Honor (19992012) February 24, 2000 May 15, 2013note  5 + 8
PlayFish 2007 Pet Society (2008) November 9, 2009 June 2013 2 + 4
Phenomic Game Development 1997 Spellforce (20042007) August 23, 2006 July 2013 9 + 7
Mythic Entertainment 1995 Dark Age of Camelot (2001)
Warhammer Online (20082013)
June 20, 2006 May 2014 11 + 8
Maxis Software 1987 SimCity (19892013)
The Sims (20002014)
Spore (2008)
July 28, 1997 March 2015note  10 + 8
BioWare Montreal March 2009 Mass Effect: Andromeda (2017) note  August 2017 8
Visceral Games 1998 Dead Space (20082013)
Ragtag (canceled)
note  October 17, 2017 19

For those interested, here is a video on the "Unicronic Arts" from Jimquisition. Not to imply anything drastic, but here are the studios currently on or in the vicinity of EA's chopping block:

Company Founded Known for EA Buy-out
DICE May 1992 Battlefield (2002)
Mirror's Edge (2008)
October 2, 2006
BioWare (Edmonton) February 1995 Baldur's Gate (19982001)
Knights of the Old Republic (2003)
Mass Effect (20072012)
Dragon Age (2009)
Anthem (TBR 2019)
January 2008note 
Respawn Entertainment April 6, 2010 Titanfall (20142016) December 1, 2017

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