Bethesda settles Westworld mobile game lawsuit against Warner Bros

Yolanda Curtis
January 6, 2019

Behaviour Interactive aided in the development of Fallout Shelter, and Bethesda stated that the Westworld mobile game "has the same or highly similar game design, art style, animations, features and other gameplay elements as Fallout Shelter". Bethesda sought damages and the shuttering of the Westworld game.

Previous year we reported that Bethesda had launched a lawsuit against Warner Bros.

Bethesda and Behaviour announced that they have reached an amicable settlement, though no terms were disclosed. Entertainment, which is the publisher of the title. Bethesda and Warner declined to comment on the settlement.

The terms of the resolution weren't revealed. According to Polygon, though, a notice filed in federal court on December 12th said issue has been resolved and that both sides agreed to pay for their attorney's fees. In response to this, Warner Bros. soon fought back, describing Bethesda's claims as "baseless".

This means that you can play Westworld's mobile game with a clear conscience, which is available right now on Android and iOS devices.

On top of that, there were some bugs in Westworld that were in an earlier version of Fallout Shelter, making a strong case for Bethesda's claim.

Bethesda's lawsuit against Warner Bros. and Behaviour Interactive, over their "blatant rip-off" of Fallout Shelter in the Westworld mobile game, has come to a close.

In itself that re-use of code might not be a problem (even if it's a bit disingenuous), but Bethesda also states that Behavior was under an exclusive contract for the work it previously did, with Bethesda as the owner of any and all IP related to the game.

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