Bethsoft and Behaviour resolve their lawsuit over Westworld and Fallout Shelter


One of the key gaming legal disputes of 2018 was the lawsuit lodged by Bethsoft against Behaviour Interactive, specifically focused on the release of the latter’s Westworld mobile game, which Bethsoft said was effectively a rip-off off Fallout Shelter, which Behaviour had previously developed for Bethsoft. Still with me? Good. At the time, Bethsoft claimed Behaviour and WB breached their contract, misappropriated trade secrets, infringed on copyrights, and unfairly competed with it in relation to the two games; not only had Behaviour reused design and code, Bethsoft alleged, but Westworld had the same Fallout Shelter bugs. Oops.

Behaviour denied everything, of course, but now it’s all moot, as apparently the dispute has now been resolved. Here’s the press release Bethsoft sent ’round yesterday:

“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.”

And… that’s it. The terms of the agreement will apparently not be made public. Sorry gang, no drama llamas this time. But it’s the gaming industry, so just wait a day.

Source: Press release

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Well least they where well Behaved…

…I’ll show myself out now. The pigtails may stick around for the groans though. :(


Hopefully there wasn’t a lawyer named Bethany involved in this, because it doesn’t look like Beth es da winner.

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Bethesda has been in a rush to settle their pending lawsuits lately.

… Me thinks 76 lawndarting has got their 4th quarter books looking ragged & leaving the meeters spinning on several high cost / low return lawsuits wasn’t making things look any better.

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Jack Pipsam

Wasn’t it all a knock-off of Tiny Towers anyway?


But it’s the gaming industry, so just wait a day.

It’s the weekend, some people are still probably a little drunk from New Years, give it a bit of time…

I mean, not like there wasn’t a bunch of $80 packs of $5-quality rum being sold off, another kickstarter going up in flames thanks to third party screwups, an ISP getting sued in Kansas for what could easily spread into a massive Fraud investigation…

Or, more importantly… The hell am I going to do in like 3 weeks when both Resident Evil 2 Remake and Kingdom Hearts 3 are both released?! I was just getting back into Final Fantasy 15 to tackle the Episodes DLC and prepare myself for the Ardyn episode! I ain’t got time for that!

Rheem Octuris

It shouldn’t be a problem, after all, KH3 will never come out.

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Sorry gang, no drama llamas this time.

I’m incredibly alright with this. We could use less drama to kick off the year.