Bethesda amicably resolves lawsuit against Behaviour Interactive

Bethesda amicably resolves lawsuit against Behaviour Interactive

Interactive and developer Behaviour Interactive over intellectual property rights as Bethesda argued that Westworld was a ripoff of the studio's popular mobile game, 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. "As such, the assertions by Bethesda Softworks that Warner's Westworld mobile game improperly used source code from Bethesda's Fallout Shelter are as surprising as they are unsubstantiated". Bethesda sought damages and the shuttering of the Westworld game.

Bethesda and Behaviour Interactive have announced that an amicable resolution has been reached in the lawsuit between the two.

Bethesda and Behaviour Interactive have settled, but have not disclosed the terms.

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The dispute Bethesda Softworks made against Behaviour Interactive and Warner Bros. The filing claimed that Westworld was eerily similar to Fallout Shelter, accusing Behaviour Interactive of reusing code from an early version of the latter having worked on both titles.

In fact, both agreed to settle in November previous year, according to court filings, and the matter was resolved by December 12. It even called Bethesda's allegations "untrue" and "baseless" at the time. Moreover, Bethesda's claims were dismissed with prejudice, which means that it can no longer file another case with the same claims.

Promoting the show of the same name, Westworld hit iOS and Android stores on June 21, 2018, quickly attracting unwanted attention from Bethesda.