Here's the most important link about the situation: http://kotaku.com/an-updated-list-of-studios-ea-has-bought-and-then-shut-1689498614
At this point, if you sell your company to EA, you're a damned fool. See ya in the mass grave soon, BioWare!
Edit: Also, remember how hilarious and pathetic EA's 2014 E3 presentation was? It might have something to do with them not knowing how to not fire people for fun. Plenty of companies have gotten in and out of plenty of larger binds without fucking up the lives of thousands of people. EA just doesn't know how to business.