Louis Castle departs EA’s Westwood Studios for InstantAction

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 16 July 2009 18:31 GMT


Louis Castle, co-founder of EA’s Westwood Studios has left the firm for free-to-play games company InstantAction where he will act as CEO.

InstantAction specializes in third-party 3D browser-based games funded through advertising and micro-transactions.

Castle, who founded Westwood with Brett Sperry in 1985, became general manager of EA’s Blueprint Studios after Westwood was acquired by the publisher in 1998. It’s greatest success came from Command & Conquer series.

Via GI.biz, IndustryGamers.

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