Bethesda have settled their lawsuit which claimed a game based on TV show 'Westworld' had copied code from 'Fallout Shelter'.



The developers of the 'Fallout' franchise filed a lawsuit against Behavior Interactive and Warner Bros. Entertainment in June 2018 in which they accused the companies of taking copyrighted code from their 2015 game 'Fallout Shelter' in order to create their base-building mobile game based on the HBO sci-fi show 'Westworld'.

And in a brief statement on Thursday (03.01.19), Bethesda have now revealed the suit has been "amicably resolved".

The statement read: "Bethesda Softworks and Behavior Interactive jointly announced today that the parties have amicably resolved the lawsuit Bethesda brought against Behavior and others related to the Fallout Shelter and Westworld mobile games."

On December 12, a notice was filed in federal court which stated both sides had resolved the dispute and were to bear their own costs and attorney's fees.

As of the time of writing, the terms of the settlement have not been disclosed.

In the original filing, Bethesda had claimed that a bug present in the early version of 'Fallout Shelter' was also in the 'Westworld' game, but Warner Bros. said it had been assured by Behavior that no code from 'Fallout Shelter' was used in their game.