.VQA File Extension
Westwood Studios VQA Video
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What is a VQA file?
A VQA file is video used in a Westwood Studios video game. It contains a scene played within a game. VQA files were most notably used in early entries in the Command & Conquer video game series.
Founded in 1985, Westwood Studios produced a number of successful video games before being acquired by Electronic Arts in 1998. Most notably, Westwood Studios published:
- The Command & Conquer series
- Dune II
- Blade Runner
- The Legend of Kyrandia series
Many of these games used Vector Quantized Animation (VQA) videos for their in-game cutscenes. Different games used differently-formatted VQA files, as Westwood Studios updated the VQA format over time.