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'''Westwood Studios''', formely '''Westwood Associates''', were a video game development company based in the USA. They merged with [[Virgin Interactive]] in 1992 but remained a separate entity, able to publish its own video games with the aid of Virgin's distribution network and established their fame with ''Command & Conquer'', a milestone in the real-time strategy genre.
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'''Westwood Studios''', formerly '''Westwood Associates''', were a video game development company based in the USA. They merged with [[Virgin Interactive]] in 1992 but remained a separate entity, able to publish its own video games with the aid of Virgin's distribution network and established their fame with ''Command & Conquer'', a milestone in the real-time strategy genre.
  
 
In 1998, [[Electronic Arts]] bought Westwood for $122.5 million USD. Reportedly not impressed with Westwood's 2003 PC game, ''Command & Conquer: Renegade'', EA liquidated the company in 2003, and the Westwood brand now ceases to exist. Electronic Arts themselves would assume production over Westwood Studio's properties, namely ''Command & Conquer''.
 
In 1998, [[Electronic Arts]] bought Westwood for $122.5 million USD. Reportedly not impressed with Westwood's 2003 PC game, ''Command & Conquer: Renegade'', EA liquidated the company in 2003, and the Westwood brand now ceases to exist. Electronic Arts themselves would assume production over Westwood Studio's properties, namely ''Command & Conquer''.
  
 
==Softography==
 
==Softography==
===[[Sega Mega Drive|Mega Drive]]===
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===[[Mega Drive]]===
 
*''[[Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun]]'' (1992)
 
*''[[Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun]]'' (1992)
 
*''[[Dune: The Battle for Arrakis]]'' (1994)
 
*''[[Dune: The Battle for Arrakis]]'' (1994)
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*''[[Pinocchio]]'' (some sprite art; 1996)
 
*''[[Pinocchio]]'' (some sprite art; 1996)
  
===[[Sega Mega-CD|Mega CD]]===
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===[[Mega-CD]]===
 
*''[[Eye of the Beholder]]'' (1994)
 
*''[[Eye of the Beholder]]'' (1994)
  
===[[Sega Saturn]]===
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===[[Saturn]]===
 
*''[[Command & Conquer]]'' (1996)
 
*''[[Command & Conquer]]'' (1996)
  

Latest revision as of 00:38, 7 October 2017

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Fast facts on Westwood Studios
Founded: 1985
Defunct: 2003
Merged with: Virgin Interactive (1992)
Merged into: Electronic Arts (August 1998)
Headquarters: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Westwood Studios, formerly Westwood Associates, were a video game development company based in the USA. They merged with Virgin Interactive in 1992 but remained a separate entity, able to publish its own video games with the aid of Virgin's distribution network and established their fame with Command & Conquer, a milestone in the real-time strategy genre.

In 1998, Electronic Arts bought Westwood for $122.5 million USD. Reportedly not impressed with Westwood's 2003 PC game, Command & Conquer: Renegade, EA liquidated the company in 2003, and the Westwood brand now ceases to exist. Electronic Arts themselves would assume production over Westwood Studio's properties, namely Command & Conquer.

Softography

Mega Drive

Mega-CD

Saturn

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