Westwood Studios, Inc.
In 1985, Brett W. Sperry
and Louis Castle
set to work in a garage in Las Vegas. Thus was born Westwood Studios. Among the early creations are Mars Saga
, BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception
and Eye of the Beholder
, which garnered the young company its first taste of recognition at home and abroad.
In 1992, the company merged with Virgin Interactive Entertainment
, which enabled Westwood Studios to
become a software publisher in its own right and to enjoy Virgin's superior worldwide distribution network. It was also the year Westwood released The Legend of Kyrandia
and Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty
Soon after came Command & Conquer
and Command & Conquer: Red Alert
, which set sales records and were followed by Monopoly
CD-ROM, which was the first commercial game with Internet support. Monopoly and titles in the Command & Conquer series
continue to make best seller charts. The Command & Conquer series has topped the 10 million-unit sales mark.
The company's last adventure game was Blade Runner
(1997). In August 1998, Westwood was acquired by Electronic Arts (EA)
for $122.5 million in cash.
After the game Command & Conquer: Renegade
failed to meet EA's
expectations in March of 2003, they liquidated Westwood Studios. Those employees that were willing to do so moved to EA Los Angeles
. The last game Westwood developed was the MMORPG Earth & Beyond
Also Known As
- Westwood Associates (from 1985 to 1992)
Location and contact information in January 1996:
5333 South Arville, Suite 104
Las Vegas, NV 89118-2226
BBS Support: 702-368-2319