Bethesda resolves lawsuit brought against Warner Bros over Westworld mobile game

Video game publisher Bethesda Softworks, the team behind franchises including Fallout and The Elder Scrolls, has resolved a lawsuit it brought against Warner Bros and Behaviour Interactive last year.

The company lodged a lawsuit in June 2018 for copyright infringement, breach of contract and unfair competition. It was filed on June 21st 2018 in a District of Maryland court in which Bethesda sued over a mobile game on the popular HBO series, Westworld.

Bethesda claimed that the game was a “blatant rip off” of its own 2015 title Fallout Shelter, which Behaviour co-developed with the company. Additionally, Bethesda sued Warner Bros for inducing Behaviour to breach its contract regarding the development and ownership of Fallout Shelter.

On Thursday this week, Bethesda released a statement declaring it had reached an agreement with Behaviour.

‘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,” read the statement.

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