Bethesda's lawsuit against Westworld mobile game resolved


Warner Bros. Interactive and Bethesda softworks have come to an agreement in a lawsuit over the former Company's mobile Westworld game.

In a statement released on Thursday, Bethesda stated (via Game Informer), "Bethesda Softworks and Behaviour Interactive jointly announced today that the parties have amicably resolved the lawsuit Bethesda brought against Behaviour and others related to the Fallout Shelter and Westworld mobile games".

It explained that Westworld had similar "game design, art style, animations, features, and other gameplay elements" present in Fallout Shelter, which Bethesda owns. Entertainment over the Westworld mobile game has been settled.

"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". That would mean any re-use of that code for Warner Brothers is a violation of that contract and an infringement of Bethesda's intellectual property per the terms of that contract. Entertainment, which is the publisher of the title. According to Polygon, though, a notice filed in federal court on December 12th said issue has been resolved and that both sides agreed to pay for their attorney's fees.

Understandably, there was animosity between Warner Bros and Bethesda, with the defendant calling the claims "baseless" and asserting that it takes copyright seriously. Westworld remains available as a free-to-play game on iOS's App Store and Android's Google Play store.



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