Recently, Bethesda filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros. and Behaviour Interactive, the developers behind Fallout Shelter, for apparently reusing code in the Westworld mobile title that Bethesda owns.

This was discovered when a similar bug found in the original Fallout Shelter’s release was discovered in the release of Westworld. Game Information reached out to Warner Bros. who provided this response:

As one of the world’s leading creators of intellectual property, including the ground-breaking television series Westworld, Warner Bros. has a deep respect for intellectual property rights.  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.  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.  Moreover, contrary to Bethesda’s baseless accusation, Warner Bros. at no time “induced” Behaviour to use the Fallout Shelter code in Westworld.

This case is dramatically different from PUBG vs Fortnite where that case focused on gameplay elements here it’s about copying source code. If Bethesda ends up on top the Westworld mobile game would be shut down along with hefty legal fees.

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