Thursday, 17 January, 2019

Bethesda and Behaviour Interactive amicably resolve Fallout Shelter suit

Fallout Shelter Lawsuit Involving Allegedly Stolen Code in Westworld Mobile Resolved by Bethesda and Behaviour Interactive Bethesda Settles Lawsuit Over Westworld Game It Claimed Was A Ripoff Of Fallout Shelter
Sherri Watson | 06 January, 2019, 23:16

However, Warner Bros. Entertainment defended against Bethesda's accusation, saying that Behaviour Interactive said it didn't use any code from Fallout Shelter in developing the mobile game.

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

Bethesda was suing Behaviour and Warner Bros. for "copyright infringement, breach of contract, and misappropriation of [Bethesda's] intellectual property". 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. Have you enjoyed either Fallout Shelter or Westworld?

Well, according to a new report this matter has been put to bed, as all three parties have resolved the lawsuit in what Bethesda calls an "amicable" fashion.

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

Bethesda, and developer Behaviour Interactive have reached an amicable agreement, resolving the matter of the lawsuit filed a year ago. It claimed in its lawsuit that Behavior copied its code "to compress its development timeline, reduce costs and quickly bring the Westworld mobile game to market".

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. It even called Bethesda's allegations "untrue" and "baseless" at the time. Bethesda Softworks dismissed its claims with prejudice.

At the moment, Westworld is still available on the App Store for iOS devices and the Google Play Store for Android devices.