Half Elf, to answer your BioWare question (to the best of my knowledge):
Bioware Edmonton - "A" Team (currently working on a mysterious new flagship RPG IP, contains last vets of some who worked on previous games)
Bioware Austin? - "B" Team - Kotor MMO f2p
Bioware Montreal - "C" Team - worked on ME3 Multiplayer and Omega DLC, and now Andromeda (lead writer did Halo 4), someone also made the decision to have a less experienced team learn FrostByte rather than use the Unreal 4 Engine
Also, all the important people (leads) that made the original games jumped ship I believe. Bioware is being consumed by EA, but EA is probably putting their money on whatever Edmonton is doing.