After a large layoff last week at EA with over 900 employees, they've now opened a new studio. It'll be a new DICE studio in Los Angeles focusing on Star Wars titles. The studio should have around 60 employees by the end of this year as of the Wall Street Journal via Gamasutra.
"There is an extreme talent pool over [there] that we want a part of," General Manager, Karl-Magnus Troedsson stated. "It's no secret that our main competitor is there."
Also, many of the employees who worked on the Medal of Honor franchise are going to be at the studio.