So long as they stick with their (unbeliveably stupid) system where you not only have to be online to play, but your saves are stored online as well, then they can sod off. EA doesn't exactly have the best track record with not shuting off servers for a game once they decide its not making enough money and if they stick with the above that not only renders the multiplayer gone but bricks the entire game.
This is not even mentioning having to use Origin, being subject to any crap they decide to pull, having to put up with downtime and congestion etc... and all of that made so much better with your saves. being. online. only. so if you ever lose connection or have a bad night with congestion (lets face it, its NZ, we will now and then) then no game.
... and if the save are anything like a lot of games these days, its going to be so much fun uploading MB of data just to play solo.
Allow local saves and an offline mode, even if that makes it Diablo style with closed and open 'cities', but so long as its online save only, no dice.