Westwood Studios, Inc.

Overview

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, DragonStrike 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 (2002).

Also Known As

  • Westwood Associates (from 1985 to 1992)

Games

Lands of Lore 1+2(2011)
Earth & Beyond(2002)
Command & Conquer: Renegade(2002)
Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat(2002)
Emperor: Battle for Dune (Specjalne Wydanie Kolekcjonerskie)(2001)
Emperor: Battle for Dune(2001)
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2(2000)
Nox(2000)
Nox Quest(2000)
Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun (Demo Version)(1999)
Recoil(1999)
Command & Conquer: Red Alert complete with Counterstrike & The Aftermath(1999)
Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun(1999)
Lands of Lore III(1999)
Sports Car GT(1999)
Golden Nugget 64(1998)
Command & Conquer: Red Alert - Retaliation(1998)
Command & Conquer: Red Alert - The Arsenal(1998)
Command & Conquer: Worldwide Warfare(1998)
Dune 2000(1998)
Command & Conquer: Sole Survivor(1997)
Command & Conquer: Special Edition with Covert Operations(1997)
Command & Conquer (Special Gold Edition)(1997)
Command & Conquer: Mission CD - Gegenangriff (Limited Edition)(1997)
Games People Play: Hearts, Spades & Euchre(1997)
Command & Conquer: Red Alert - Counterstrike(1997)
Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny(1997)
Command & Conquer: Red Alert - The Aftermath(1997)
Blade Runner(1997)
Command & Conquer: Red Alert (The Collectors' Pack)(1997)
Command & Conquer: Red Alert(1996)
Command & Conquer: Teil 1 - Der Tiberiumkonflikt (Limitierte Sonderedition)(1995)
Monopoly(1995)
Command & Conquer(1995)
Legend of Kyrandia: The Series, The(1994)
Dune: The Battle for Arrakis(1994)
Lion King, The(1994)
Legend of Kyrandia: Book 3 - Malcolm's Revenge, The(1994)
Ancient Glory(1993)
Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos(1993)
Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate, The(1993)
Young Merlin(1993)
DragonStrike(1992)
Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun(1992)
Legend of Kyrandia, The(1992)
Order of the Griffon(1992)
Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty(1992)
Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon(1991)
Eye of the Beholder(1991)
Mickey's Runaway Zoo(1991)

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Trivia

Location and contact information in January 1996:

Westwood Studios
5333 South Arville, Suite 104
Las Vegas, NV 89118-2226
BBS Support: 702-368-2319

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