EA has a reputation for poor management of game studios. This list of studios pretty much tells the same story. The game that was underdevelopment is often changed to be unrecognizable and then when the game sells poorly the studio is then liquidated.

  • Bullfrog Productions
  • Westwood Studios
  • Origin Systems
  • NuFX
  • Pandemic Studios
  • PlayFish
  • Black Box Games
  • DreamWorks Interactive
  • Phenomic Game Development
  • Victory Games
  • Mythic Entertainment
  • Maxis Software
  • EA Salt Lake
  • Visceral Games
  • BioWare Montreal

The bigger the studio, the higher the expected production value. The higher production value means the higher cost. The higher the cost means that the company expects big profits.