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Bethesda publishes a trio of Fallout 76 trailers

Bethesda publishes a trio of Fallout 76 trailers

Last week, we learned that Bethesda is suing Warner Bros and its partner, Behaviour Interactive, over the Westworld mobile game, branding it as a Fallout Shelter rip-off. In a statement, Warner Bros. acknowledges the similarities but says it is an original game and uses no source code from Fallout Shelter, as Bethesda alleges. Is this just another case of a popular game attracting competitors, or is there something more sinister at play?

It's taken a little while, but Warner Bros. has finally responded to the lawsuit, noting that Bethesda's claims are "baseless". It noted in its suit that the release ripped off assets from its own Fallout Shelter and even gathered evidence in regards to some glitches being in the exact same place in both games. As proof of their claims, Bethesda intends to show that certain coding bugs that existed in early versions of Fallout Shelter (and have since been fixed) also appear in the current build of the Westworld game. Everyone involved in the lawsuit has been fairly quiet since then, but this week, Warner Bros spoke out, expressing its surprise, and calling Bethesda's accusation "baseless". While that is well and good, if Behaviour did secretly copy code from Bethesda, there isn't much legal ground that WB will have to stand on. According to Pete Hines, vice president of Bethesda Softworks, "this game is not what everybody expects or immediately jumps to".

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"Warner Bros. has been assured by the game developer, Behaviour Interactive, that Bethesda's allegations are untrue and that none of Bethesda's code was used in the Westworld game".


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