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". 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. Bethesda sought damages and the shuttering of the Westworld game.
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.
Last year, Bethesda filed a lawsuit against publisher Warner Bros. Turns out, it might have a bit too much in common with that game, as Bethesda is suing Warner Bros. and Behavior Interactive, the developers contracted to make Fallout Shelter for Bethesda.
Bethesda and Behaviour Interactive have settled, but have not disclosed the terms. As Polygon points out, there was a notice filed in federal court on December 12 that said that both parties resolved the dispute and that each would shoulder the cost of their own legal fees. It even called Bethesda's allegations "untrue" and "baseless" at the time.
The suit was filed yesterday in US District Court for the District of Maryland, and among other monetary claims for relief, Bethesda is seeking for the Westworld game to be removed from distribution.
Promoting the show of the same name, Westworld hit iOS and Android stores on June 21, 2018, quickly attracting unwanted attention from Bethesda.