Published: Sun, January 06, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Bethesda and Behaviour Interactive amicably resolve Fallout Shelter suit

Bethesda and Behaviour Interactive amicably resolve Fallout Shelter suit

Bethesda's lawsuit that alleges the "Westworld" mobile game, developed by Behaviour Interactive and published by Warner Bros.

The case has now been settled, however: Bethesda and Behaviour released a joint statement yesterday saying that the "have amicably resolved the lawsuit Bethesda brought against Behaviour and others related to the Fallout Shelter and Westworld mobile games". Entertainment, is a rip-off of "Fallout Shelter" has been "amicably" resolved. Behaviour Interactive worked on both Fallout Shelter and Westworld, and Bethesda alleged that portions of code, such as this, were shared between both games (theirs first).

Conversely, publisher Warner Brothers contested the validity of the Bethesda copyright lawsuit. "Moreover, contrary to Bethesda's baseless accusation, Warner Bros.at no time "induced" Behavior to use the Fallout Shelter code in Westworld".

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Bethesda and Behaviour announced that they have reached an amicable settlement, though no terms were disclosed. However, Behaviour Interactive was confident that no code from Fallout Shelter was used in their newer game that nonetheless shares several thematic elements.

On December 12th, 2018, a notice was filed in federal court as the two Companies had come to a satisfied agreement to settle the lawsuit. Westworld remains available as a free-to-play game on iOS's App Store and Android's Google Play store. Additionally, Bethesda also dismissed its claims with prejudice meaning Bethesda will be unable to bring forth the same allegations in the future.

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