Bethesda is Suing Warner Bros. for Stolen Code in New Westworld Mobile Game

Bethesda is pointing out that the same bugs that were in an early version of Fallout Shelter are also in Westworld, implying that the exact same code may have been used wholesale in the new game. Because of this, the company has filed a lawsuit seeking compensation for damages and demanding that the Westworld mobile game (at least in its current state) be pulled from app stores.

"The Westworld game is a blatant rip-off of Fallout Shelter," reads the lawsuit. "Working with the same copyrighted computer code used by Fallout Shelter, Westworld has the same or highly similar game design, art style, animations, features and other gameplay elements as Fallout Shelter, all of which are owned by Bethesda."

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Cobra951143d ago

Unlike the PUBG fiasco, this is a real copyright case. The copyrighted code for Fallout Shelter apparently got used to make Westworld, a game that looks like a reskinned Fallout Shelter. The similarities extend even to bugs, and the same outfit (Behavior Interactive) worked on both games, so they had access to the code. Looks like a slam-dunk to me.

kneon143d ago

I find it quite funny that a Bethesda game ripoff can be identified by its bugs.

gaffyh143d ago

Now we know why their games are buggy, they put them there on purpose!!

Immorals142d ago

It's not even a subtle ripoff, bloody synths

DaniMacYo142d ago (Edited 142d ago )

Ha, yeah and if they win, maybe they can finally afford a new graphics engine 🤣