Bethesda settles lawsuit alleging that Westworld ripped off Fallout Shelter

Fallout Shelter Lawsuit Involving Allegedly Stolen Code in Westworld Mobile Resolved by Bethesda and Behaviour Interactive

Fallout Shelter Lawsuit Involving Allegedly Stolen Code in Westworld Mobile Resolved by Bethesda and Behaviour Interactive

Warner Bros. Interactive and Bethesda softworks have come to an agreement in a lawsuit over the former Company's mobile Westworld game.

Westworld Mobile landed on Android a mere two days ago, and at the time pretty much everyone remarked that the game was very similar to Fallout Shelter.

One of the main focal points of these claims was that a glitch existed in Fallout Shelter that was reproducible in the exact same way in Westworld mobile. Have you enjoyed either Fallout Shelter or Westworld? Over half a year later, Bethesda and Behaviour Interactive have now stated that the lawsuit has been "amicably resolved". Bethesda sought damages and the shuttering of the Westworld game.

Filings with the United States District Court in Maryland, where Bethesda is located, show that Bethesda and Behaviour came to terms on a settlement in principle back in November 2018.

Bethesda was suing Behaviour and Warner Bros. for "copyright infringement, breach of contract, and misappropriation of [Bethesda's] intellectual property". A December 12 ruling confirms that both sides had resolved the issue and will pay their own costs, and the claims have been dismissed with prejudice by Bethesda, so that they can't be made again. Not only that, but Bethesda claimed Behaviour "copied Fallout Shelter's game design, art, animations, gameplay features, and other elements". Apparently, WB hired Behavior to make Westworld, and Bethesda alleges some of the IP used in the recent game's creation stems from previous work on Fallout Shelter.

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