Published: Sun, January 06, 2019
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

Bethesda and Warner Bros. Amicably Settle Lawsuit Over Westworld Mobile Game

Bethesda and Warner Bros. Amicably Settle Lawsuit Over Westworld Mobile 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.

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.

Bethesda, and developer Behaviour Interactive have reached an amicable agreement, resolving the matter of the lawsuit filed previous year.

Bethesda Softworks and Behaviour Interactive have announced that both parties have resolved the lawsuit previously brought against Behaviour. Bethesda initially said Behaviour's Westworld mobile video game was a "blatant ripoff" of Fallout Shelter.

The dispute Bethesda Softworks made against Behaviour Interactive and Warner Bros. Now the lawsuit has been "amicably resolved", according to Bethesda, although no further details were given. While Warner Bros. Entertainment goes unmentioned in the update, the conclusive tone seems to indicate that the publisher was indeed included in the resolution. As Polygon points out, there was a notice filed in federal court on December 12 that said that both parties resolved the dispute and that each would shoulder the cost of their own legal fees.

The complaint, which you can read here, claimed that Westworld took artwork, designs, and code from Bethesda's massively successful mobile title. Westworld remains available as a free-to-play game on iOS's App Store and Android's Google Play store.

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