It doesn't help when other developers who also had games of a similar time frame come out recently and have reviewed more favorably with Horizon:ZD and Zelda.
The game has been in development for 5 years. EA likely gave the team the March ultimatum because they were tired of funding its development for so long and have to make a return on investment at some point.
It's the teams fault they couldn't put together a better product. They had as much or more time than pretty much all AAA games
And both those games are really different then there teams predecessors.
So yeah I don't think we can lay much fault with EA, I really wonder if they made a documentary on the games development.