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

Last updated on 2018-09-21.

CompanyFoundedKnown forEA Buy-outDefunctLifetime 1
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 (1995–2002)
August 1998 January 29, 2003 13 + 5
Origin Systems March 1983 Ultima (1981–1999)
Wing Commander (1990–1997)
Ultima Online (1997–)
September 1992 February 2004 2 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 2008 3 November 17, 2009 10 + 1
Black Box Games 1998 Need for Speed (2002–2011) June 2002 April 2013 4 + 11
Dream Works Interactive April 3, 1995 Medal of Honor (1999–2012) February 24, 2000 May 15, 2013 4 5 + 8
PlayFish 2007 Pet Society (2008) November 9, 2009 June 2013 2 + 4
Phenomic Game Development 1997 Spellforce (2004–2007) August 23, 2006 July 2013 9 + 7
Mythic Entertainment 1995 Dark Age of Camelot (2001–)
Warhammer Online (2008–2013)
June 20, 2006 May 2014 11 + 8
Maxis Software 1987 SimCity (1989–2013)
The Sims (2000–2014)
Spore (2008)
July 28, 1997 March 2015 5 10 + 8
BioWare Montreal March 2009 Mass Effect: Andromeda (2017) – 6 August 2017 8
Visceral Games 1998 Dead Space (2008–2013)
Ragtag (canceled)
– 7 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:

CompanyFoundedKnown forEA Buy-out
DICE May 1992 Battlefield (2002–)
Mirror's Edge (2008)
October 2, 2006
BioWare (Edmonton) February 1995 Baldur's Gate (1998–2001)
Knights of the Old Republic (2003)
Mass Effect (2007–2012)
Dragon Age (2009–)
Anthem (TBR 2019)
January 2008 8
Respawn Entertainment April 6, 2010 Titanfall (2014–2016) December 1, 2017

Notes

1 Before EA + under EA.
2 Many would argue that Origin died when Richard Garriott left it in 2000.
3 Together with BioWare.
4 Technically, DWI still exists as a division of DICE, into which it was merged.
5 Main studio shut-down.
6 Technically, this substudio was founded after the general BW buy-out, so it has been an EA subsidiary from the get-go, too.
7 Technically, Visceral has been an EA subsidiary from the get-go (as "EA Redwood Shores"), but is included on this list for completeness' sake.
8 Together with Pandemic.